Skills and Drills for Pitching Mechanics

  • Learn how each part of the body works together throughout a pitch
  • Identify the five most common mechanical problems – and fixes to each
  • Develop good mechanics to keep pitchers healthier
with Randy Mazey, West Virginia University Head Coach;
former Texas Christian University Pitching CoachThrough good mechanics your pitchers will produce more strikes.Randy Mazey, with more than 15 years of coaching experience at the Division I level, gives a head-to-toe demonstration on how to establish proper mechanics, and develop the ability to repeat that delivery through every pitch. Coach Mazey addresses three fundamentals of pitching mechanics: balance, direction and finish, and relates the fundamentals to each part of the body.

Learn how the head, shoulders, arms, hands, hips and legs work together at each stage of a pitch. See live pitching mechanics in action as Mazey provides a frame-by-frame video analysis of his athletes exemplifying both good and bad mechanics.

Mazey identifies the five most common mechanical problems seen at all levels of competition, and explains how they affect a pitch. He runs his TCU athletes through five drills that work specifically on correcting the common problems of head tilting, shoulder tilting, throwing across the body, over rotating and falling off the finish.

If you have good balance, direction and finish, the ball will go where you want it to go.