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“Heel, Toe, Go!” Weight Shift Drill for Pitchers

How to Generate Power and Explosiveness off the Mound One of my favorite things about providing instruction is that there are always several different methods to get the same outcome….

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Enhance your Pre-game Routine with Arm Care

How does your Pre-game Warm-up Impact your Health and Performance? I’ve watched teams warm-up many times throughout the years as both a coach and a player. When I was growing…

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Spin Series with Lacey Waldrop: Dropball Drills

Four Drills to Improve your Dropball After each initial installment of the Spin Series, I will provide a supplemental article the following week. Each secondary article will contain specific drills…

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Spin Series with Lacey Waldrop: The Dropball

Why is the Dropball an Effective Pitch? As a pitcher, I lived on my dropball. Opposing players and coaches may say that my change-up was my defining pitch, but when…

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Combating Perfectionism in Pitchers: Coaching Tips

Coaching Perfectionist Pitchers Coaches have the power to influence their players in ways that parents just can’t.  I can’t tell you how many times parents tell me, “I tell her…

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Combating Perfectionism in Pitchers: Signs and Parental Guidance

5 Signs of a Perfectionist Pitcher Perfectionism is rampant in today’s youth culture, especially among girls and women; research suggests that girls and women tend to show more perfectionistic behaviors…

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Shaking Pitches: A Growth Mindset for Pitchers and Coaches

Shaking Pitches: A Lesson Learned We were playing a tight game against Carolina, our toughest ACC foe, during my freshman year. Ahead by a run or two with runners at…

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One Drill to Improve Rhythm and Timing on the Mound

The Importance of Rhythm and Timing Do you ever pitch and feel like you’re working against your body? Are your arms and legs moving in one direction, or do they…

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Three Key Components to Improve Your Pre-Pitch Routine

Why a Pre-pitch Routine is Important Picture this: the count is two balls and two strikes. There are runners on the corners. During the top of the seventh inning, your…

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How Proper Pitching Mechanics can Improve Your Topspin

In my article last week, I touched on the importance of the fastball. All pitchers begin their venture into pitching by throwing a fastball, but many stop developing this pitch…

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