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!