For Improved Pitching Velocity More Strength Is Not Required

In 2004 I introduced a unique idea into pitching that I coined Explosive Pitching.  The emphasis was that in order to produce maximum pitching velocity, a pitcher should move his body faster going from the back leg to the front leg without stopping or hesitating...even though the idea of lifting the leg up remained. However,...

Coach Mills on February 14, 2014 | 5 Comments

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How Lower Body Major League Mechanics Improves Velocity

Here is an example of how a major league pitcher like former MLB great Pedro Martinez, at 5'10" was able to maximize his pitching mechanics and his velocity to reach 96-98 mph. Most Little League and high school pitchers could easily improve their velocity by improving their lower body action as well as getting their...

Coach Mills on April 27, 2010 | No Comments

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Momentum Pitching Mechanics: How to Boost Velocity With One Session

Here is a video the demonstrates the pitching mechanics used in Momentum Pitching to produce more velocity and better control, while reducing stress to the arm. The key to Momentum Pitching is to take a step back to build more distance and momentum to send more forces from the lower body to the trunk at landing,...

Coach Mills on March 16, 2010 | No Comments

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Why Pitching Great Bob Gibson Would Have Used Momentum Pitching

Bob Gibson, the Hall of Fame Pitcher, who had what many say was the best season ever in 1968 with a 1.12 E.R.A., used pitching mechanics similar to Momentum Pitching, which we have been proposing since early 2007. (At the time I was pitching in high A ball in Winston Salem, NC. Everybody wanted to...

Coach Mills on November 6, 2009 | No Comments

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A Simple Delivery Parents Can Teach to Little League Pitchers

When teaching a Little League pitcher, keeping mechanics simple is the key. That is why many only teach beginners out of the stretch position. Simple Mechanics Are Necessary At The Beginning However, once you understand how a pitcher can build momentum by using his entire body to create energy instead of just his arm then any pitcher, even...

Coach Mills on October 1, 2009 | No Comments

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How to Teach Pitching Velocity to Little League Pitchers in 15 Minutes

Many parents don't know how to teach pitching velocity to young Little League pitchers. Most have been led to believe that beginner pitchers must first do pitching drills. Pitching drills, in fact, are a poor way to start teaching a pitcher how to pitch. Pitching Drills Produce Slow and Robotic Pitchers Because of pitching drills,...

Coach Mills on April 1, 2009 | No Comments

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How to Reduce Little League Arm Injuries Using Momentum Pitching

by Dick Mills on March 29, 2009 Most parents of Little League pitchers want their sons to stay injury free while maximizing velocity and building good control of the ball. The only way to accomplish this is to help the Little League pitcher develop solid pitching mechanics where the body does the work and not...

Coach Mills on March 29, 2009 | No Comments

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Momentum Pitching Produces More Velocity Without a Balance Position

This video of a 12-year-old Little League pitcher demonstrates Momentum Pitching, a new and effective way to help pitchers not only produce more velocity quickly but be more effective against hitters since moving faster gives hitters less time to react. There is no balance position in Momentum Pitching since a balance point limits the ability...

Coach Mills on March 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

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How Little League Pitchers Can Boost Velocity and Reduce Arm Injuries

Over a recent seven year period, high school pitching arm injuries increased 10 times. There are probably several reasons behind this. Poor pitching mechanics learned in Little League is clearly one of the big reasons. Pitchers simply never learn how to use their body to develop momentum and therefore their pitching arms take on most of the...

Coach Mills on January 30, 2009 | No Comments

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Momentum Pitching: A New Ideal for Youth and Little League Pitchers

Most parents want to know how they can help their son's build a strong foundation in pitching mechanics in order to maximize velocity and create better control while reducing the risk of arm injuries. The latest sports science research suggests that today's pitching instruction is actually counterproductive for attaining that goal because it is creating...

Coach Mills on August 4, 2008 | No Comments

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