Youth Pitchers

By Coach May

What does it take to be a good youth pitcher?

For starters, a good youth baseball pitcher is constantly learning and growing. Youth pitchers in baseball must also work hard to:

  • Have good control and pitch strikes.
  • Know how to field his position.
  • Analyze the hitter's strength and weaknesses.
  • Have confidence.
  • Keep his body active, especially the legs.
  • Form good pitching habits.
  • Concentrate: pick out a spot and throw to it.
  • Communicate with his catcher. They must understand each other.
  • Pitch a ball game. Don't just be a thrower.
  • Above all have command, of pitches and of himself.
  • Have a clear mind and pitch strikes.

Which of these qualities of good youth baseball pitchers will you work on today?


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