Glove Arm When Pitching
Posted 21 January 2004 - 11:25 AM
Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:16 AM
I am no expert by any means, but in my opinion it is correct to point the glove at the target and pull it down and straight back towards the pitcher.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 03:51 PM
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Posted 04 February 2004 - 07:37 PM
I have my daughter raise her glove and pitching hand above her head (and separating them) when she steps with her left foot.
She then sites down her upper arm using her elbow as her sight (as oppsed to extending the left hand and sighting with the glove).
As she releases the ball and drags the pivot foot she sharply pulls her glove in to her left side with the wrist up.
This is similar to a Karate punch where the punching arm is extended with the wrist down and simultaneously the non-punching arm is brought back againt the hip or rib area with the wrist oriented up toward the sky.
This counter-balances the physical force generated by the throwing arm while allowing the pitcher to achieve a defensive stance, ready to field a ball hit in her direction.
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Posted 09 February 2004 - 12:40 PM
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Posted 23 May 2004 - 10:03 AM
My prefrence is to is to pull the glove back to my left collar bone as the pitch is thrown thus keeping the shoulder alignment. This is for the right handed pitcher.
It has been my pleasure to teach several good pitchers that chose a lower follow through.