Baseball Pitching Tips – How To Improve Control And Accuracy
May 12, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams
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1. Prime factor in successful pitching. Visualize the anticipated path of pitch before delivering. Don’t watch flight of ball when releasing it. Watch catcher’s glove; helps with control.
2. For good control, a pitcher must be in a groove. He must be mechanically consistent. Need a smooth, balanced delivery.
3. The pitcher must concentrate to have control. Throw to a small target. Soft center to fine center.
4. Wildness usually comes from a poor stride, either over- or under-striding. Landing on the heel, aiming the ball, taking the eyes off the target, trying to throw too hard, working too quickly or slowly are all causes of poor control.