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New article: 7 Tips for Throwing a Better Changeup

Started Jan 9, 2013 0 Replies

Wrote this article for my website a few days back. Pasting below, but you can also check it out at:…Continue

New article: Pitching Mechanics - The Right Way to Lead with Your Hips

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Browne Dec 10, 2013. 19 Replies

Just sharing a new article I'd been working on.Pitching Mechanics: The Right Way to Lead…Continue

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The Pitcher's Stride: Why a Longer Stride Isn't Always the Answer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Coach Mike Nov 26, 2012. 1 Reply

Hi, just wanted to share something I think might be helpful to young pitchers and coaches out there. Sometimes young pitchers think all they need to do is stride farther and they will throw harder.…Continue

 

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The Pitcher's Stride: Why a Longer Stride Isn't Always the Answer

Hi, just wanted to share something I think might be helpful to young pitchers and coaches out there. Sometimes young pitchers think all they need to do is stride farther and they will throw harder. And I know that as a kid I always had coaches telling me to work on a bigger stride. But I always tell kids that how you stride is a lot more important than how far you stride.I recently had a chance to interview Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Nick Struck. I wanted to share it here because I…See More
Dec 19, 2014
Mike liked Phil R.'s blog post 28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life
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28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life

This post was originally posted on my pitching website, BetterPitching.com: 28 Ways Pitching Better Prepares You for Life   At the end of the long season, it's always a good idea to take a step back and look at the big picture. Give yourself some time to recharge and take stock of where you're at in your career (and in your development).And I guess from my years pitching in the minors, I've gotten…See More
Sep 17, 2014
Jan Yuvan commented on Phil R.'s blog post 28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life
"I'm a yoga teacher, and baseball player and I've come to realize, as folks above are attesting, that what we practice, day in and day out, is what we manifest.  Whether it's on a yoga mat, a baseball diamond, or in life. …"
Jun 19, 2014
Michael Williamsen commented on Phil R.'s blog post 28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life
"Ok guys, but, you have to agree, there is something special about winning, the thrill of going all in, pursuing a championship, and the ultimate thrill of victory. I have this thought that where 'winning' gets misused is at the youth…"
Jun 18, 2014
Ted Browne liked Phil R.'s blog post 28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life
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Ted Browne commented on Phil R.'s blog post 28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life
"Awesome post.  John Wooden (a baseball fanatic and mentor) has similar sentiments on being successful.  Michael, I may be out of line for responding, but I think that winning is simply a byproduct of the process. If you teach these points…"
Jun 18, 2014
Phil R. commented on Phil R.'s blog post 28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life
"Thanks Michael, absolutely, you said it! So so true... winning is a byproduct... nobody better exemplifies that than coach Wooden... had that unbelievable run with his UCLA teams, all they did was win. But if you asked his players,…"
Jun 18, 2014
Michael Williamsen liked Phil R.'s discussion New Article: 3 TIps for Teaching Little League Pitching Mechanics
Jun 18, 2014
Michael Williamsen commented on Phil R.'s blog post 28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life
"I noticed, Phil, you didn't mention anything about becoming a winner which is the objective of many youth coaches and parents for their kids. But then a quick scan over your article again, each and every of the 28 in your list contributes to…"
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Phil R. commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group Pitching Coaches and Instructors
"Hey guys... looking for some top college/pro pitching coaches to collaborate with me on something I'm working on... please email if interested or know anyone who'd be a good fit. Thanks! -Phil   phil@betterpitching.com"
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Mike Goodman liked Phil R.'s discussion Pitching Mechanics: The Right Way to Lead with Your Hips
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Ted Browne replied to Phil R.'s discussion New article: Pitching Mechanics - The Right Way to Lead with Your Hips
"Agree 100%.  Excellent, concise post."
Dec 10, 2013

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Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Position(s):
P
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Pitching Instructor
Baseball Playing Experience:
Minor League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
High School, College
Baseball Umpiring Experience
None
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Website:
http://betterpitching.com

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28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 1:54pm 5 Comments

This post was originally posted on my pitching website, BetterPitching.com:

28 Ways Pitching Better Prepares You for Life

 

 

At the end of the long season, it's always a good idea to take a step back and look at the big picture. Give yourself some time to recharge and take stock of where you're at in your career (and in your…

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At 3:02pm on August 7, 2012, Bill Stanton said…

Phil-  Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!

 
 
 

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