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How To: Throw a Curveball

A curve ball is considered an off-speed pitch and is very effective. You should not throw this pitch if you are not physically mature yet. Around 13 years old is an appropriate age to start throwing one. A curve ball is slower than a fastball and breaks down. It breaks from 12 to 6. If the strike zone was a clock, a curve ball would start at the 12 and end up at the 6. You should throw this pitch when you are ahead in the count and can put the batter away!

How To: Throw a riser pitch with a wiffle ball

In this tutorial, we learn how to throw a riser pitch with a wiffle ball. first, hold your wiffleball the same as you would hold a slider. Throw with your sidearm towards the ground. This should be fairly simple to do, but you will need to get your fingers place correctly on the ball to make the throw perfect. Throw faster if you want the ball to hit the opponent harder. Keep practicing this until the ball flies into the spot you want and gets the amount of air it should get. When you learn h...

How To: Hold the ball when throwing a curveball

This quick and easy tutorial is going to show you how to curve ball like many of the professional baseball players you see do. To begin you want to take a baseball in your dominate throwing hand and hold it so you have your middle finger on the seam where the two seams come closest together. If done correctly you should have your index finger just outside of the seam, it should be to the all the way left or right of both seams not in between. Now, just take your regular pitching motion and in...

How To: Practice the proper stride drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice the proper stride drill in baseball.

How To: Throw a slider in baseball

A slider is a pitch that's thrown like a fastball, but then veers off to the side. A well thrown slider can have the batter thinking fastball until its late break, making it one of the hardest pitches for a batter to detect. See how it's done in this video. Throw a slider in baseball.

How To: Throw a change-up in baseball in little league

In this tutorial, we learn how to throw a change-up in baseball little league. To do a circle throw, you will use your three fingers to make a circle on the baseball, and pitch it and just throw it like you're throwing a fast ball. Teach your child how to change speeds while throwing, so they are a good pitcher in baseball and think about what they are doing before they throw the ball. The more you stick the ball into the palm, the softer the ball will be. The close to the fingertips the ball...

How To: Teach Mental Tips to Young Baseball Catchers

The catcher is the player on the baseball field on whom the most difficult mental and physical demands are placed. They have to squat for long periods of time, defend the plate from slides and, most importantly, call the game for the pitchers. This video teaches you, as a youth baseball coach, how to train your catcher's mind to make them better at calling games and improve the performance of your whole pitching staff.

How To: Throw a sinker baseball pitch

This video shows how to throw a sinker baseball pitch. The instructor begins by showing his two seam grip on the ball and notes then he does not use the strong thumb tactic while pitching. The instructor explains how he throws through the inside of the baseball which involved his hand rolling over mid way through the pitch. Another pitching technique the instructor shows is the cross finger throw which is when you hold the ball securely with only two fingers on the ball with the thumb only sl...

How To: Warm up for baseball -- dynamic hip opener stretches

This instructional video from BaseballRox will teach you how to warm-up properly on the field, which will help to prevent injuries. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field by warming up with dynamic stretches. See how to warm up for baseball -- dynamic hip opener stretches.

How To: Practice the head down on the ball drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice the head down on the ball drill in baseball.

How To: Practice the proper tee placement drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to use the batting tee properly in baseball.

How To: Throw an eephus pitch in baseball

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to throw eephus pitch in baseball. This pitch is a gimmick pitch and rarely used in any baseball game. There is no certain way to grip it. It is preferably gripped like a fastball pitch. This pitch can be used to catch the hitter off-guard and can be used as a last resort to strike out a player. The ball is thrown lightly overhand and goes at a low speed. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing baseball, ad would like to learn differen...

How To: Coach Young Baseball Pitchers Proper Grip and Release

Pitching can be either really great and effective, or really sloppy and frustrating. Most young children pitching the baseball fall into the latter category because they don't know how to properly grip or release the baseball. This video will talk about some proper grip and release techniques coaches can use to teach their baseball pitchers, so they can maximize spin and velocity during curveballs, fastballs, or any other pitch.

How To: Develop Young Pitching Talent in Baseball

Pitching might not come natural to every baseball pitcher. That's why it's important to hone and develop a young pitcher's skills and performance while they're young, because once they learn the fundamentals of pitching great fastballs or curveballs, they'll have greater success as they mature into an adult athlete. In this video, join Jonathan Hurst, the pitching coach of the Savannah Sand Gnats, about coaching young players and developing their pitching talents.

How To: Master the Mental Approach to Hitting a Baseball

In all likelihood, there is no living person who knows more about hitting a baseball than former NL MVP Jeff Bagwell. This video features the man himself discussing the mental aspects of hitting, including getting over a slump and learning how to choose your stance properly. Watch this video, there is no one more qualified to teach you about hitting than this.

How To: Build arm strength for pitching

In this how to video, you will learn how to build up your arm strength for pitching. This involves using exercises that give you more focus on the muscles you will use for throwing. A high cable curl and crunch is a useful exercise for doing this. It involves gripping the rope on a weight machine and combining two different exercises together as one. You first start out with a curl, and then move on to a crunch. Repeat this for as many times as necessary. This will help you get a little extra...

How To: Grip a traditional slider baseball pitch

In this video, bawstansawkscawk99 demonstrates how to throw a slider, as well as the differences between sliders and curveballs. To throw a slider pitch, grip the baseball with your index and middle fingers on top of the baseball in between the two seams and your thumb directly underneath them (on the other side of the baseball and on the middle of the seam.) Throw the ball without flicking your wrist, letting it roll off your index and middle fingers. The ball should dive down and away from ...

How To: Throw a good curveball

Kyle Hutchens with Live Strong demonstrates how to throw a good curveball. First grip the baseball on the side where the skinny seams come together. Take a normal pitching stance with one leg back, come through, bend your front leg and snap your wrist down through the ball to release it. Snapping your wrist down through the baseball creates the speed and the drop of the curveball. It creates less velocity than a fastball. Create the drop when your arm is between the 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock p...

How To: Grip and throw a curveball

John from www.YouGoProBaseball.com shows us how to grip and throw a curveball. There are two ways to throw a curve ball and one of the ways is to keep your index finger and your middle finger on the right side of the two seam of the ball. The real curve ball is that with a lot of depth and sharpness. The depth in the sense how far the ball breaks along the path. The longer it takes time to break the sharper its curve will be. And you need to feel the ball when you throw the ball, keep your fi...

How To: Throw a curveball like a college pitcher

The video shows us how to throw a curve ball like a college pitcher. There are actually keys to throw a curve ball. Number one is the grip, number two, your arm speed and number three is the position of your hand when you throw the ball. First step is to focus on the grip and here it is going to be on a two seam and your index finger and your middle finger is placed on the right side for right hand throw and on the left side of the ball for left hand throw for the exact gripping. Number two i...

How To: Warm up for baseball -- dynamic scorpion stretches

This instructional video from BaseballRox will teach you how to warm-up properly on the field, which will help to prevent injuries. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field by warming up with dynamic stretches. See how to warm up for baseball -- dynamic scorpion stretches.

How To: Play baseball positions

Every position on a baseball team has its own role and responsibilities. Learn how to play pitcher, catcher, every infield and outfield position, and learn the roles of some bench players as well with expert tips and advice on baseball positions and roles in this free online baseball video series.

How To: Throw multiple pitches in baseball

In this video, we learn how to throw multiple pitches in baseball. When you hold the ball, you should have your middle and pointer finger next to each other on the laces. The thumb should be sitting on the grip and your hand should be tight, which will achieve the curve ball. For the slider, you will grip the ball with your pointer and middle finger spread apart in a 'v' shape and your thumb on the laces. Use these pointers to help you throw the baseball while you are playing a game. Practice...

How To: Play baseball with Goofy

In this tutorial, we learn how to play baseball with Goofy. First, you will need to play in a ball park and have players for each team. The pitcher will throw the ball and the hitter will hit the ball, then run to the different bases. The uniform will be loose fitting so it's easier for the player to run around on the field. Players will also have to practice holding the bat and playing against other teams so they know how to get along with other players. After the pitcher throws the ball, if...

How To: Pitch underhanded

Sometimes you will have to pitch underhand - whether you are playing softball, baseball or with little kids - sometimes a lighter throw is necessary. It may seem odd and unnatural to pitch this way at first, but check out this tutorial for tips on how to toss that ball over the plate with the same force as upperhand pitching.

How To: Throw a basic curveball

GiantsMan5 demonstrates how to throw a basic curve-ball. First, don't listen to people who say there's only one way to throw a pitch. Position your fingers on the four seams of the baseball. Unlike a fastball, which you throw straight, to throw a curve-ball, move your wrist in and let the baseball drop during the pitch. By throwing an effective curve-ball, you give it top spin so it drops after you release the ball. Use different grips to control the speed of the curve-ball. You can also thro...

How To: Throw a basic and 12-6 curveball

McDeProductions teaches you how to throw a curveball in softball or baseball. You want to put your thumb on the bottom of the ball and the rest of the fingers a bit apart. You will just roll the ball off the palm of your hand when you throw it, which will give the spinning motion. You have to also keep an eye on the bat and where you want the ball to end up. Use as much or as little power as you think is necessary for the ball to curve the right way. If you don't succeed the first time, keep ...

How To: Do the baseball "shoulder 7" chicken wings exercise

This instructional video from BaseballRox will teach you how to warm-up and stretch properly on the field, which will help to prevent injuries. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field by strengthening shoulders with the "shoulder 7" stretches. See how to do the baseball "shoulder 7" chicken wings exercise.

How To: Warm up for baseball -- dynamic butt kick stretches

This instructional video from BaseballRox will teach you how to warm-up properly on the field, which will help to prevent injuries. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field by warming up with dynamic stretches. See how to warm up for baseball -- dynamic butt kick stretches.