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Baseball Pitching Stride Length and Velocity

I get a lot of questions on my website about pitching and one of the topics that comes up a lot is stride length. While I am a big believer in back leg extension, I am more of a believer in the timing of a pitcher's delivery and how efficiently he can create force and generate it through his release point. With that being said, there is a grey area on how far should a pitcher stride or what is the optimal baseball pitching stride length.

I want to show you 3 videos here on this page that are all related because I think by themselves, they can be misunderstood. Two of the videos on pitching stride length are very similar but one is answering a question I received on the site, while the other gives you a little better visual.

The first video is answering a question about pitching stride length

The next video about baseball pitching stride length we get some insight from Major League All-Star Pitcher Stevie Delabar. Stevie has a decent stride length while I'm on the shorter side of the spectrum, but we have the same philosophy when it comes to pitching stride length and how it relates to velocity.

You'll see how I show my pitcher's where their stride length is and what stride length is best for them.

The last video I want to show you because it ties into what we are talking about and that is back leg extension. Really, what we are talking about when we say back leg extension is how much force can you generate. You can have two different pitchers with good back leg extension, but one continues down the mound further with his fro