Using statistics in youth sports is crucial to success. Even the most experienced coaches cannot track every important sport stat just by observing players. Baseball in particular is a game of numbers, and making decisions based on those numbers can make the difference between a win and a loss. What are some of the most important statistics you should be capturing? Check out our top seven: 1. Pitch Count Per Game Pitcher fatigue is an issue that has large ramifications. Throwing too many pitches can strain a young pitcher’s arm and cause injuries that may prevent them from playing...Read More
Author: John Madden
Posted by John Madden | Nov 14, 2017
^^^ SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT BECOMING A BETTER PITCHER! I got a great question from a young player that I had to answer on my YouTube channel about getting into baseball shape and being baseball ready for next season. If you are a serious player, you understand that it will take a lot of dedication and hard work to be in the best baseball shape you can be. Here are 5 things you should do to make sure you are ready for your next baseball season! 1) Understand the Process When we’re talking...Read More
Posted by John Madden | Nov 7, 2017
^^^ SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT BECOMING A BETTER PITCHER! If you’re looking for a new pitch to throw, the Eephus may be a viable option. Although it is not my first option for a change up, there are a few big leaguers who mix in an Eephus every once in a while. What is an Eephus? An Eephus is just a super slow pitch. Much slower than a regular change up. It’s almost like an underhanded slow pitch softball pitch, but it’s thrown overhand…with a baseball. How to grip an Eephus There really...Read More
Posted by John Madden | Oct 28, 2017
^^^ SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT BECOMING A BETTER PITCHER! Having good pitches is very important when it comes to striking batters out, but far too often guys with great pitches still struggle to get guys out. Why is that? Conviction, belief, confidence, balls! That’s why! Do you already have the conviction, belief, confidence, and balls? Then here are 2 of my courses where I show you how to throw the filthiest, nastiest, dirtiest pitches I know! Click below to check out my Advanced Sinker & Slider Training Advanced Sinker & Slider Training Click below to check out my Advanced Forkball & Splitter Training Advanced Forkball & Splitter...Read More
Posted by John Madden | Oct 27, 2017
^^^ SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT BECOMING A BETTER PITCHER! Have you ever pitched in a game and during or after your pitching arm started hurting? Don’t worry, it has happened to all of us. In this video/post I’m going to tell you the 3 main reasons your throwing arm could be hurting you. The 3 Reasons Your Arm Could Be Hurting You 1) You have bad mechanics 2) You’re not prepared 3) You’re injured You Have Bad Pitching Mechanics Let’s talk about first things first. If you have bad pitching mechanics you could be putting extra stress on your arm. If you’re not transferring the energy you create efficiently with good timing, then you’re probably leaking that energy and worse case scenario, hurting your arm. How can you tell if it’s bad pitching mechanics or not? You could start by checking out this video called The 9 Pitching Velocity Killers where I break down some of the bad pitching mechanics that some pitchers do. Losing pitching velocity is one thing, but hurting your arm is another. Be safe and practice good pitching mechanics! You’re Not Prepared After you’ve ruled out pitching mechanics as the culprit, the next place to look is at your preparation. I can’t tell you the number of messages I get from players and parents in the very beginning of...Read More
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