- Jul 31, 2019
Bill - what are some of the thing you did/do when teaching a programs hitters how to pick pitches?
In addition, when you backswing with the ball towards the catcher you tend to rotate your shoulders out which causes other issues in young pitchers. When a pitcher has ball towards catcher, I simply ask they to try and run pumping their arms like that. They get right away that it’s not efficientReally? If you backswing with the hand to the catcher, you don't have to rotate the forearm at all. You just raise your arm.
If you have the ball to the catcher in your backswing, as you come up your forearm has to rotate 180 degrees to get to 12:00 with the ball facing the catcher.
However, if they both feel fine then perhaps it doesn't matter which you do. But of course what matters is what works for your daughter. And I like to stick to more natural movements when possible.