Little League Pitching Instruction
By Steven Ellis, former Chicago Cubs pitching pro
Good Little League pitching instruction is hard to come by. Many Little League coaches are fathers of players on the team, and most of them do not have much baseball experience in their lives. Finding a qualified pitching instructor is important to help your player develop.
A good pitching coach is trained to take your current mechanics and make slight tweaks to them in order to produce a better end result. These coaches know many drills that can help with mechanical problems, as well as help make you throw harder.
Finding an experienced pitching coach can be difficult, so you may need to ask around. Be sure the pitching coach you find is well qualified to teach pitchers your age. If your player is 12 years old, don't seek the help of a coach who specializes with high schoolers. This won't help you much.
Another good way to receive quality pitching instruction is with pitching camps or clinics. Look for flyers posted around your Little League for information on any upcoming pitching camps. These can be a good way to receive instruction from qualified coaches.
Sometimes different associations or independent pitching coaches will host pitching clinics. These clinics vary in length from one day, to several days. Many times they will be categorized by age group, so make sure to find one that suits your needs.
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