Check out the video below explaining what effective velocity is and how to use it. As a pitcher with average velocity, I found this to be very effective especially when setting up a hitter for a change-up. Your job as a pitcher is to keep hitters off-balance and I believe the theory of effective velocity helps to accomplish that. How can you use effective velocity to improve your game?
This blog is dedicated to helping all pitchers improve their pitching performance. How will I accomplish that? I will use this space to share my experience as a coach and a player over the last 15 years. My experiences have shaped and molded my understanding of what it takes to be a successful pitcher. Future posts will address specifics of how a pitcher can be successful regardless of size, velocity, stature, etc.
Here are a few quotes that encompass my belief about not only how to be a successful baseball player but also how to be successful in life after baseball"
"Most battles are won before they are ever fought."-General George Patton
"The harder I work, the luckier I get"-Samuel Goldwyn
"There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that."-Derek Jeter
Coach Mike Grady
Coach Grady has 10 years experience working with pitchers of all ages through private and group instruction, including 6 years experience as a college pitching coach. This blog is dedicating to helping pitchers of all ages improve their game.