i was wondering, we have gone to the use of momentum pitching
and my son is gaining confidence and not collapsing his back leg as much.
earlier in the year he was striding longer but he was throwing with a bent front
left leg, a la Tom seaver but I noticed a lot of the videos that many
are throwing into a stiff front leg to gain leverage and throw harder.
I am confused a little, his stride iwas 95% of his height now its shorter
with less front leg bend. what is the correct way?
It matters little what the style of pitching is but every pitcher should land on a bent front leg which increases the distance over which you can apply force and also get closer to the plate at ball release.
The front leg on most high velocity pitchers does however begin to extend or straighten going into ball release but you do not land on a stiff front leg because it reduces the distance over which you can apply forces.
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