Baseball
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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