Steven Ellis'

Youth Pitching Instruction For Kids 7-14

Follow along with Steve's online baseball pitching instruction and help your son learn how to pitch, think and train like a pro!

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Good habits formed early make all the difference

Welcome to I’m a two-time MLB Draft pick and former pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization.

These days, I'm a parent and coach like many of you.

Since 2014, my best-selling TUFFCUFF Jr pitching program has helped more than 16,000 pitchers between the ages of 7-14 improve performance while reducing the risk of injuries.

Check it out. It was just updated for the 2022 season and is a great pitching guide for little league pitchers. I'd love to hear how it's helped you help your son pitch better, too.

How this website can help you

Every parent wants basically the same thing for their pitcher: to stay safe, have fun, learn the fundamentals and IMPROVE their game.

The advice I share on this site is aimed at teaching parents of younger pitchers how to teach pitching themselves... so they can be their son's best pitching instructor!

It's all about giving you the tools and confidence to help your son improve his skills and reach his full potential.

I cover everything from developing proper mechanics and getting a good feel for throwing different pitches in different counts — to identifying problems that may be holding your son back from increasing velocity, having better consistency or causing a sore arm.

The most critical thing you can teach a young pitcher is how to repeat his delivery: same motion, same rhythm, same release point on every pitch. Keeping everything the same mechanically and throwing with INTENT!

Ready to get started? Keep scrolling to learn more about my all-new pitching program for kids, plus find more than a dozen free articles and my popular discussion forum.

Pitching program

Build functional strength the right way. Explore my age-appropriate youth pitching program for pitchers who work hard and don't make excuses.

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Improve your pitching with my latest articles on mechanics, velocity, drills, arm care, injury prevention, accuracy, mental toughness, strategy and more!

Pitching articles

Discussion forum

Find answers to your questions about baseball pitching from a community of more than 10,000 pitchers and pitching coaches on the message boards.

Pitching discussion forum

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