Pitch design has taken the pitching world by storm. In this 4 part YouTube webinar, we take you from basics to how you can actually implement pitch design and improve ball movement patterns with your pitchers…
Having observed hundreds of pitchers on our Rapsodo Pitching camera during the past several years, it’s fair to say that there are a few tendencies that most high school and collegiate pitchers exhibit. While every pitcher is different with their skillset, we generally tend to observe similar opportunities for improvement in pitch movement.
In this first of three articles… Continue reading “What are the Most Common Pitch Movement Issues… And the Fixes”
Pitch development is a big part of the overall training culture here at RPP. Once athletes have developed a good base of body awareness in the weight room as well as throwing volume it’s time to steer the focus on getting guys out. In other words, getting pitches to move while throwing strikes.
Seton Hall’s Brennan O’Neill came to us this July, during the summer unlike anything any of us have ever experienced before. However, even with a shortened period of time we managed to get a lot done. Continue reading “Pitch Design with Seton Hall’s O’Neill… How to Turn Good into Great”
Here at RPP, the value and importance of our assessments cannot be stressed enough. When it comes down to creating an athlete’s programming from both a strength and throwing aspect, it’s pretty simple. If you program without a thorough assessment, you’re basically flying blind. Continue reading “How We Use Data to Develop the Complete Pitcher”
By Nunzio Signore (BA, CSCS, CPT, NASM, FMS)
Continuing with the most popular articles of 2019, here we go with Part 2 of this series, the most popular:
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We’ve all heard it, “pitching wins games”. Well, some pitchers are about to win a lot more games. For eons, pitching coaches have talked about mechanics, command and control. Then came velocity and threw out all the old adages and wrecked the house. Today, it seems like everyone wants velo first, and then everything else as well. I am here to say that things are about to change again! The advent of equipment like the Rapsodo Pitching camera and all the talk about baseball spin axis and spin rate is changing the game and doing it fast. Continue reading “Baseball Spin Axis, Spin Rate, Spin Efficiency Explained”
Our Summer Throwing Program has many components, including pitch design. For pitchers looking for more than just velo, we incorporate a Pitch Design component in the program to help improve their overall movement pattern. The program not only teaches you the science and data analytics that go into pitch design but also how to implement it on the mound. Continue reading “Summer Throwing Program; A Look at Pitch Design”
A while back we wrote about a topic titled “What is Relative Pitch Movement? And Why is it Important?” (click here). This article looks to further refine that concept, and it’s a topic that all high-level pitchers should consider at all levels of the game. Working with Rapsodo, pitch design should be an integral part of every pitchers development, but there is more to it…
The introduction of new tech like Rapsodo cameras is changing the landscape for pitchers at all levels. Until recently, most pitchers would focus on their pitching mechanics and strength training. Now, technology is bringing a whole new realm to pitching at the point of release and we have a third leg on the stool that can’t be ignored. So, let’s review how, 7 simple steps, we go about evaluating baseball pitch movement.
Here in Part 2 of this 2018 “Best of” series, are this year’s most popular pitching-related articles… Continue reading “The Best of 2018 – Pitching-related Articles”