Nathan I am a sophomore.The off season program is really great.We have been throwing at game speed for a couple of weeks and my fast ball is up from last fall .87-89 to 89-91. My change up is very effective it is about 12-15 less than the fast ball.I don’t realy throw many curve balls but I know I will need to as I go forward.
I am concerned because so many people have wound up with major arm problems.My question to you is,what do you recommend about this ?
Curveballs thrown properly are no more stressful than fastballs. That research has been done by the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham.
Keep in mind that there is no turning of the wrist in a properly thrown curveball or a fully extended elbow. The elbow should stay slightly bent to cushion it from stress.
Freshman year is when I normally start teaching curveballs.
I can throw a nasty curve ball but I wanted to be sure I was throwing it with the least amount of stress.
I just orded the curve ball magic DVD.
The other DVD’s have changed my life and I’m sure this one will do the job.
I’m really looking forward to reaching the mid 90’s hopefully this spring.
Thanks Dick Mills
Hello Coach Mills
We got the curveball magic DVD and it is outstanding.I have had all kinds of instructions on how to throw a curve ball but nobody talked about turning the door knob.
I could see the dot and I didn’t know why sometimes I did and sometimes I didn’t.I love the idea of working on rotation and throwing 1 to 7.
Thank You Coach
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