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OT: Calling all Pitchers/Pitching Experts

So I might have gotten in a little over my head.


I am a football and track coach by trade.  However I was lured off the track and onto the baseball diamond this year because our head coach wanted me to coach the freshman team.  I was really looking forward to it, as I hadn't coached baseball since doing some USSSA stuff a few years back.  Well now my coaching assignment has changed.  Our pitching coach has stepped down, and apparently the baseball coach decided a guy who coached QBs and played baseball should be able to coach pitchers.

I am excited by the opportunity, but a bit overwhelmed.  I haven't pitched since I was 14.  And that was basically rear back and throw as hard as you can type pitching.  My career path took me to MIF and OF by high school.

I know there is some serious baseball saavy on here.  And some former pitchers as well.  So, I am looking for any and all info any of you may want to share.

From drills like the towel drill and chair drill to throwing programs to balance drills...anything.

Obviously, I am looking for in season type drills and workouts.  We start playing games next week.  I have managed so far just evaluating pitchers during the tryout week.  I have enough of an eye to see major mechanics issues and to recognize a quality pitcher when I see one.

What I need is advice on how to improve a quality pitcher, not just recognize one.  Any and all advice...please.  Even if it's just a link to a youtube video of a drill you like...or a pitching related website and/or book.

 

And that means you Spurdynasty!

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