Author: John Madden

99 Ways to Improve Pitching Velocity

If this is your first time on my website, WELCOME!  My name is John Madden and I’m a former professional pitcher and now have the #1 Baseball Instructional Website and YouTube Channel in the world, so make sure you subscribe when you’re done reading this (you’ll see some of my vids below).  During my professional career I was able to get my fastball up to 96mph…so it’s safe to say I know a little about pitching fast.  In this post, 99 ways to improve pitching velocity, I’m going to share with you some ideas that I’ve learned along my...

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What my non-baseball Dad taught me about Baseball

As I get older and closer to having children of my own, I find myself looking back on my child hood.  I see some of the kids that I give lessons to and I think “what was I doing at that age?”.  A lot of the kids that come into get baseball lessons have great Dads.  I also have a great Dad, but my Dad was not a baseball dad. My Dad, also John Madden, was a football player.  No, not that football player.  He was a running back for his football team in high school.  From what I...

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The Inverted W, Scap Load, and Arm Path in Pitching Mechanics

I was at a local bar with my wife when I got a text from my best friend.  He lives a few hours out of town, but was in town to see his parents for the weekend.  So, I told him to come meet us at the bar, and he did.  That’s where it all started!  Thirty minutes later my wife was over it and left us there.  You see, my best friend is a high school pitching coach, so after 15 minutes of insults to each other, we then began our discussions on pitching. It was a long night...

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Pitching Mechanics – Learn the $64,672 Pitching Delivery

This will be the most valuable page you ever come across on the internet with regards to Pitching Mechanics.  I’m going to share with you what I learned from college and pro baseball and the exact Pitching Delivery I used to throw 96 mph.  Sound good to you? Some of you may be thinking, “what’s this $64,672 about?”.  Well, from my calculations, that is the amount of money that these pitching mechanics earned me.  I went to 4 years of college on a scholarship which I valued at $39,672.  I was also drafted in the 8th round and received a...

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Pitching Drills – 18 of the Best Baseball Pitching Drills

Thank goodness for Google, where you can just search for Pitching Drills and find a site like this where there are tons of free pitching drills compiled for you to use and steal for yourself! Below, I’ve organized 18 of the best baseball pitching drills, from my most favorite pitching drill (#1), to my least favorite pitching drill (#13). These pitching drills can help you  fix some of the most common problems pitchers have with their pitching mechanics. The way I look at it is, we are the doctor and if our mechanics get sick, we need to know the right...

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