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Increase Pitching Control

Increase Pitching Control

To increase control for a pitcher their are many things that you can do. The first and most important factor in making a pitcher more accurate and able to throw to his target is mechanics.

By mechanics I do not mean a certain way that everyone must pitch because I or some other coach said so, but I do mean a consistent pitching delivery. With a consistent delivery a pitcher knows exactly what his body is doing and understands the adjustments he must make to throw a pitch in a certain spot. By being consistent and having your mechanics built into your muscle memory it is easier to throw the ball where you want to. Consistency is the key to control.

Other things that can help a pitcher with control are drills. Drills are the fundamentals that a pitcher repeats over and over again, thus bringing us back to our first point, having a consistent delivery. Drills are a good way to accomplish this consistency.

Another way to develope control as a pitcher is to always being working on it. When a pitcher is warming up before a game or practice he can play a quick game with his throwing partner. Two points if he hits his partner in the head and one point if he hits his partner in the chest area. The game can be played up to any number amount. This is a