What Every Coach And Parent Ought To Know About Little League Pitching

By Steven Ellis former Chicago Cubs pitching pro

How To Get Great At Little League Pitching?Pitching -- strong, accurate pitching -- is the most important element in little league baseball. As a basic rule, the teams with the better pitching will win, while the teams with the power and long-ball hitting but weak pitching will finish down the line in the standings.

Consistently good pitching keeps the score low, and you are in every game right up to the finish. If pitching gives up a lot of runs early in the game, you are fighting trouble all the way.

In selecting pitchers, a manager should find the boys with the strongest and most accurate arms. If your boys are measured in throwing for distance, you will usually find two or three of the top 5 boys that will develop into good pitchers. Be sure to remember to judge the boys by age groups. Compare 12 year olds with 12 year olds, 11 year olds with 11 year olds, 10 year olds with 10 year olds, and so forth.

Pitching is usually considered to be 75 to 85 perent of baseball. In little league, I believe it is even higher. Little league baseball pitching will make or break a team.


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