This isn’t in season.
In season begins on April 1, and i am attempting to do as much as possible to be prepared for that. This is the last few weeks of the offseason.
My first pitching start is monday, April 4. It’s still dependent upon rain changes, cancellations and what not but i want to be ready to throw April 1.
These are just to pack on any other strength or other benefits i can before the season commences.
But I have some problems which probbly need to be addressed first and foremost. My mechanics are too long and my coach says i am too heavy with my front foot. He says I stride beyond where i should and really destroy my base. This causes my elbow to come in lower then it should giving it the sidearm appereance, when in actuality it’s just trying to catch up with my stride leg. I have always had a very long stride and tearing it apart now and reconstructing from a shorter stride really throws a wrench in my performance, consistency, and ability to deliver solid pitches.
He say’s im easily taking of 5-10 mph, and when i pitch correctly, my ball “dances.” He says i have great movement on my pitches and good command of my changeup when i pitch with the shorter stride. Now I throw about 74-78, on the conservative end. SO if I can shorten my step and maintain my balance and tempo i can probably start throwing 80 consistently.
It is so irregular and awkward to throw with this shortened step; i will continue practicing, and probably lessen some of my workouts in order to further work on my mechanics.
I am the third rotational pitcher for our varsity team, and also play centerfield. Last year i got three starts and let up 5 er over 19 innings. Otherwise i did relief work, which i wasn’t too comfortable with, but i am a strikeout pitcher. I hope this information can help.