Pitch Counts: The Simplest Way to Decrease a Young Pitcher’s Risk of Injury
Baseball
There are three things that contribute to keeping a pitcher’s arm healthy: Workload, biomechanical efficiency, and functional strength. Of those three things, the one parents, coaches and athletes can all easily do is count pitches.
Timing & Stride Length: The Two Most Important Mechanical Variables in the Pitching Delivery
Mechanics
The easiest way to ensure your biomechanical efficiency is to perfect your timing and stride.
Coaching Tips from Coach Tom House
Baseball
As a coach, you must be able to look in the mirror and say, honestly and earnestly, that the athlete comes first, that you will value process over outcome and that you will do everything in your power to use sports to improve the lives of your athletes.
7 min read
Mustard Welcomes Clayton Kershaw as First Pro Athlete Guest “In the Kitchen”
Mustard
Mustard's new content platform “In the Kitchen” will feature live, interactive, instructional content with coaching sessions from many of the greatest athletes and coaches of all time.
2 min read
Engaging with Coaches and Umpires: Tom House’s Tips for Parents of Youth Athletes
Baseball
Parents should only engage with coaches in a way that facilitates their child’s learning experience and enjoyment of the game, and they really shouldn’t engage with umpires at all.
5 min read
Supporting Youth Athletes: Coach Tom House’s Tips for Parents
Parents
Supportive parents can be the biggest advantage youth athletes can have, but overbearing ones can be their biggest disadvantage. Coach Tom House shares tips for parents of youth athletes to help them reap the benefits of The Power of Play.
5 min read
Loosen Up! Increase Performance and Prevent Injury with a Proper Warmup
Baseball
Throwing is not the best warmup for throwing! Learn how to properly warm up with coach Tom House's science-based training program.
4 min read
Getting Started: Kids Have to Learn to Catch & Throw Before They Pitch
Pitching
Kids need to learn basic catching and throwing skills before they should even think about learning to pitch. The process of growing up as an athlete is much more enjoyable for both kids and parents if you move at an age-appropriate pace and take pleasure in small gains.
6 min read
The 11 Mechanical Variables of the Pitching Delivery
Balance
During the pitching delivery, a pitcher’s total body needs to get to the right place at the right time with the right sequence of movements. The Mustard app looks at all the biomechanical variables of the pitching delivery in a way that is much more accurate than the eyes could ever be.
8 min read
Stack & Track: The Final 20% of Velocity
Baseball
In a pitching delivery, energy is transferred from the ground up, through the legs and into the torso. Up to 80 percent of that energy is then carried into velocity by angular torque. The final 20 percent of that energy is transferred through linear torque in the torso.
4 min read
Torque: What Is It, and How Do You Efficiently Use It in Your Pitching Delivery?
Torque
The ability to store torque in the pitching delivery is responsible for up to 80% of velocity.
4 min read
Using the Glove: Swivel and Stabilize to Proper Position
swivel
As a pitcher’s shoulders begin to square up toward home plate, the glove needs to swivel so the palm is facing the chest and stabilize over the landing foot, inside the width of the torso, between the shoulders and the belly button.
5 min read
Mustard User Stories: Justin Courtney Gets His Shot in the Pros
Baseball
In just one year, with the help of coach Tom House and Mustard, pitcher Justin Courtney went from training solo in Maine to closing for the Los Angeles Angels Low-A affiliate, the Inland Empire 66ers.
6 min read
Real, Perceived & Effective Velocity
As much as they’d like to and no matter how hard they try, not every pitcher can throw as hard as Aroldis Chapman.
6 min read
Set Position, Lift & Thrust and Energy Angle: Get Your Booty Moving for a Better Delivery
Balance
Set position determines all of the balance and posture positions that are necessary to initiate the delivery.
4 min read
The Power of Play
Baseball
By Tom House, PhD and Jason Goldsmith, with Lindsay Berra What is play? It’s an imaginative activity that promotes discovery and learning and facilitates social and emotional intelligence. Play is a source
5 min read
Where's Your Head?
Balance
Head position is incredibly important in the pitching delivery. If your head moves too much, you’ll first have difficulty throwing strikes, and you’ll eventually run the risk of injuries from the excessive stress.
4 min read
The Mustard Mindset: Mental Skills Coach Jason Goldsmith Shares Tips for Getting the Most Out of Mustard’s Virtual Clinics, and Any Training Session
Baseball
Mustard is holding its first-ever Virtual Clinic from April 25th through 30th. A year ago, the idea of virtual clinics would have seemed crazy, but now, it’s second-nature for kids and young
4 min read
Pitch Grips and Pre-sets: Developing a Young Pitcher’s Arsenal
Baseball
Proper grip and wrist and forearm position can help young pitchers prevent injury and increase both velocity and movement.
6 min read
Mustard User Stories: 14-Year-Old Eddie McCartney
Baseball
By Lindsay Berra Eddie McCartney’s journey to Mustard began in a batting cage rather than on a pitcher’s mound. Eddie was 9 years old, and he was afraid of the ball.
4 min read
Weighted Balls: History, Holds and How-Tos
Baseball
When done properly, even a pre-adolescent can use weighted balls to build strength and speed in the pitching delivery.
8 min read
Mustard User Stories: Miami Marlins Draft Pick Joey Steele
Baseball
Miami Marlins Draft Pick Joey Steele Loves Mustard, Because It’s Like Having Coach Tom House With Him Every Day
5 min read
What's in a Drag Line?
Baseball
A pitcher’s drag line – literally, the line the back foot makes in the dirt - clearly show whether or not your body is where it should be during the pitching delivery.
4 min read
Offseason Training: To Throw or Not to Throw? It's not really a question ...
Throwing
The physical act of throwing is an adaptation and an accommodation and is not something you should start and stop. Once you start throwing, you keep throwing as long as you’re going to be a throwing athlete.
6 min read
Mustard Mechanics: NPA’s Dean Taylor Uses Mustard for Same-Session Head Position Fix
Mechanics
“The Mustard app is the light switch that allows for the light-bulb moment.”
3 min read
Change Your Game with Mustard’s Game-Changing AI
AI
Enter Mustard, the only motion analysis app that gives same-session feedback and personalized instruction based on biomechanical data from the world's best players.
5 min read
Meet Team Mustard: On a Mission to Make You Better
Team
It’s a pleasure to introduce you to Dr. Tom House, Jason Goldsmith and the rest of Mustard's all-star team!
6 min read

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