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Pitching charts are a great way for coaches to keep track of all the pitchers on a team. They are also good for parents who want to keep track of their kids. By keeping a pitching chart you will be able to analyze a bunch of things that you may need later. Some things that a pitching chart usually covers are pitch count, balls and strikes, location, velocity, count of each different pitch, first pitch strikes, hits, walks, and strike outs. It may sound like alot and too much to keep track of but it really isn't.
You can find some pitching charts like this on the internet somewhere. These charts actually have it where you write in the other teams line up going down the left side of the chart. Then to the right of each name is a box for each at bat during the game. Under each individual at bat box there will be 3 rows of about 7 small boxes. The rows of small boxes are labeled balls, strikes, velocity.
The velocity box will always be filled out if you have a radar gun. For each pitch you fill in the boxes respectively. If the pitcher throws a first pitch fastball at 88mph for a strike you would put 88mph for velocity. Then you would put a number 1 in the first strike box. A dot in the box can mark the location of the pitch. If the batter swung at the pitch you would circle the number one. So let's say the next pitch is a curveball at 75mph for a ball. You would skip the first ball box because the first pitch was a strike. In the second ball box you would put a 2 with a dot in the bottom of the box or wherever the ball was thrown in the zone. It's pretty simple. Let's say the next pitch was an 89mph fastball that got fouled off. In the third strike box you would put a number one with a circle around it because the batter swung.
Also a small dot wherever the baseball was pitched. Once you are finished with the game there will be some places on the pitching chart where you can total everything up.
Pitching charts like these are great because you can keep track of all your pitchers pitches on one chart. Not only does it let you know how many pitches they are up to, but it also offers ideas for the next time you play the same team. You can go back and look at where the other teams hitters had success.
With this information you will be more prepared and have a better strategy at getting this teams hitters out. Also if the coach makes pitchers sit behind home plate in the stands to do the chart, the pitcher should make sure they have the whole pitching chart filled out before he gives it back to the coach. Coaches want the chart to be filled out all the way. They have alot to do and won't have time to add up pitches and things like that after the game.