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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 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: 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: 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 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: Run the bases in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox will help you develop your running mechanics in the sport of baseball. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to run the bases in baseball.

How To: Practice a big & little wiffle 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 big and little wiffle ball drill in baseball.

How To: Practice the numbered balls 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 numbered balls drill in baseball.

How To: Practice the thunderstick 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 thunderstick drill in baseball.

How To: Practice the backside pivot 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 backside pivot drill in baseball.

How To: Practice the power 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 power ball drill in baseball.

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: Choose the best baseball glove for young ball players

Are you planning on buying your child a baseball glove? Finding the right glove with the best fit and feel can be tough, but there are a few things you should know before entering the baseball shop. In this two-part video, Craig Brooks of Jonquil Sporting Goods shows you how to choose different sized gloves for different sized kids. Great not only for parents and young baseball players, but baseball coaches, also.

How To: Build a baseball field

Are you looking to build a new baseball field in your neighborhood for the kids? The onstruction manager of a youth baseball facility Gene Warren shows you how go about the process of building a new field in this instructional video. This tutorial covers the dimensions of different fields. Build a baseball field.

How To: Learn field umpire mechanics

In the game of baseball, what the umpire says, goes. He determines if you're safe or out, if a ball's a strike or a ball. But there's more to being an umpire than just calling the shots. Take a look at this instructional video and learn field umpire mechanics. Learn field umpire mechanics.

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: Use Pitching Drills to Coach Young Baseball Players

Young baseball pitchers aren't necessarily born with a gifted talent for strikeouts, most have to be taught and honed to develop those types of feats. And the best time to teach them is when there still on little league. We're talking about the 11- and 12-year-olds. Coaching them and preparing them for the next level of play requires skill, and with this video you'll learn some great pitching drills to use on your star pitcher. Also, it talks about pitch counts and injuries with pitchers.

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: Dynamically Warm Up Youth Sport Players with Exercises

When playing sports, warming up is an integral pre-game must, and with kids, there's an entirely different approach to coaching them through warmup drills. This video will help coaches keep their team in good condition by talking about the process of teaching your youth players to successfully complete dynamic warmups. The biggest part is to prevent injury. The muscles have to be warm upped, the blood needs to flow, and the heart rate need to be up as well. See all of the necessary exercises ...

How To: Grip a baseball with MLB reliever J.J. Putz

There are a lot of different ways to grip a baseball for pitching. This video features one great pitcher, J.J. Putz, explaining the grips he uses for some of his best pitches, including the four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, and, his personal favorite, the split-finger fastball. There is no actual throwing in this video, so master these grips and then get out there and throw some pitches!

How To: Talk Effectively to Your Child's Sports Coach

Parents and coaches are the two most important part of most young athlete's support systems that allow them to excel in their chosen sports. Unfortunately, friction often occurs between these two groups when their opinions of what is best for the young athletes in their charge differ. This video features a high school baseball coach explaining some strategies for parents to maintain a proper, courteous, effective relationship with their child's coaches and improve the skills and well-being of...

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: Line a Baseball Field

Every type of athletic field or court requires maintenance to preserve the quality of the playing surface. Baseball might be the most labor-intensive field maintenance sport of all, with its mixture of surfaces and the very exacting lines chalked from home plate to the outfield wall. This video explains some tips and techniques for lining a baseball field properly with an old-fashioned lining machine. It works for football too!

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: 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: Avoid the curveball trap when throwing a curveball

Dwts7sdbt5 teaches you how to avoid the curveball trap when throwing a curveball in baseball. This is mostly seen in young pitchers, aged 12 and younger. The curveball trap is when a pitcher learns to throw a curveball and then uses it almost all the time to strike out a hitter. The hitter might be inexperienced. This is not a good long term strategy for health or effectiveness. You should sacrifice a little success now to have more success later. You should learn other types of pitches and s...

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: 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...