3 Baseball Pitches That Don’t Hurt Your Arm! [SAFE PITCHES FOR KIDS]


so for those of you who don’t know I have a Youtube page and Facebook page that I put out a lot of pitching information a lot of pitching grips videos and things like that that usually Get a lot of views and I get a lot of questions about what are some baseball pitches that are safe for kids I get this question all the time because I think a lot of youngsters are watching the videos and it’s a great question because You know we only got one arm. We only have one pitching arm, and we don’t want to hurt it So what I got for you today is three baseball pitches for kids that are going to be safe on your arm or at least safer than most other pitches because there’s an Inherited risk, an assumed risk when you’re pitching because our bodies are not really made to be throwing a baseball 90 100 miles-an-hour 100 times a game, so there is an assumed risk Just like anything in life you have to understand what you’re getting into so if you’re a pitcher you have that assumed risk now one Thing I do want to mention though is that your mechanics are huge when it comes to These pitches because if your mechanics are off a little bit Then you’re going to be putting more stress in places that you don’t need to you don’t want to have that Elbow hurting the shoulder hurting when you’re doing your mechanics wrong so the first Fundamental of this before we get into the three pitches for the kids is going to be make sure your mechanics are on point make Sure you the fundamentals are good before we get into this now the three pitches that we’re going to talk about all of these pitches are Pronating pitches what I mean by protonating is pitches that when we throw our wrist turned this way after We throw them or as we throw them okay? This is called deceleration. This is what happens in Pitches when we try to slow our arm down, right we throat We try to speed our arm up the whole time in our delivery and then after a release point we have to slow it down somehow and The pitches that we turn in and pronate on we decelerate really good on so it keeps our arms safe Other pitches where we get around the ball we don’t have as much deceleration That’s why they may be a little bit more risky than the other ones So these three pitches that we’re going to talk about right now all Are pronating pitches pitches that we decelerate on when we throw the first one is going to be the two seen okay two-Seam fastball? Everyone knows the four seam fastball or just fastball. This is the two seam fastball the way We grip the two Seam fastball is We put our pointer finger if you’re a righty pointer finger on this lace right here middle finger right here Thumb under knee the pointer finger on this side of the ball, okay when we throw this pitch all we’re trying to do is Get inside of it Just a little bit and this is that pronation that I was talking about okay? So if this is my release point I want to be tilted just a little bit So think of it as wrist angle right if this is my release point on a four-seam fastball straight behind it on the two-seam I just want to be tilted just a tiny bit a little bit of wrist angle at release point, okay? And that begins my pronation that begins my deceleration as I finished that pitch and follow-through Okay, great safe pitch for kids the second one is the sinker same exact grip Okay Same exact grip the only thing different is we’re trying to get more depth on that pitch Downward angle as opposed to on a two seam. Which is moving more arm side okay, so same exact grip It’s actually the same pitch the sinker is just a little bit easier for guys to throw who are Like a three-quarter or a sidearm or lower lower arm angle guys so guys who are Up a little bit higher are going to want to throw a two seam or it’s going to be easier for you to throw two seam guys who are a three-quarter a little bit lower you might want to throw a sinker because To be honest a sinker in my opinion is better than the two seam because sinkers move more downward to seams move more this way and if you think about a hitter swinging the bat when he’s swinging He’s on one plane and if your pitch is moving on that planes He can still make contact whether his timing is off or not but if the ball is moving Downward and he’s on a plane that ball is going to miss his bat so in my opinion The sinker is a little bit better than the two-seam for that reason the third pitch We’re going to talk about is the circle change up Okay Circle change up is another great one and the change-up is great to add to these pitches because in Pitching we want to disrupt the batter’s timing and balance How do we disrupt the Batter’s timing? We throw fast balls, and we throw slow balls right if he’s only geared up for fast balls He’s got a better chance of timing that ball up But if we’re mixing in fast and slow pitches, two seams and change ups and they look the same coming out now we can disrupt His timing, how do we mess up his balance we throw in we throw out? We throw up We throw down we mess about batters timing and is balanced and we are successful pitchers if we do that, okay? So the circle change up, we’re going to grip it here now. Here’s a tip if you throw a four-seam fastball You want to throw a four-Seam circle change up since we talked about the two-seam fastball? We’re going to throw a two seam circle change up, so instead of the pointer finger here We’re going to put the middle finger right here This is our going to be our circle with the pointer finger down to the thumb I like to hook this finger on that lace And then the pinky finger is down below that now all we’re trying to do on this pitch again We talked about pronation when we get to release point. We really want to prone this pronate this one out in front I like to think about taking this pointer finger or the circle and throwing it to the ground as we we release it So the ball kind of one wants to come off of these two fingers this way and have that spin It should move arm side and downward just a little bit again We need a fast pitch and a slow pitch two seam possibly sinker and that changeup and it’s a great combination combination of pitches to get batters out disrupt their timing disrupt their balance and These are three of the safer pitches for young players, so if you’re looking for pitches Baseball pitches for youth players, this is a great place to start if you guys don’t know I was a professional player myself I threw a sinker a slider and a fork ball My sinker was the number one sinker in the padres organization as well as my slider was number one in the padres organization I also have an advanced sinker and slider Training course that you might want to check out if you’re interested in that sinker Now again the slider is a pitch that we kind of get around so we don’t have as much deceleration We do decelerate on that pitch, but it’s later so I wouldn’t include this it as one of the safer pitches but again It’s a great pitch and something to have in your back pocket as you get a little bit older and more Developed as a pitcher, so if you guys are interested in checking that out I’ll leave a little link that’s going to pop up right here. So definitely go check that out Don’t forget to subscribe because I’m putting up a bunch of videos I’ve got over 700 now, and if you’re interested in getting better at pitching I’ve got great tons tons of videos that are coming out and if you hit that subscribe button you’re going to be notified you gotta Hit that bell – so you’re notified when they come out and this way you don’t miss anything And you can stay ahead of the competition and get your pitching game on point ok thanks for watching guys Leave me a comment below right now and let me know what pitches you throw and what pitches you’re trying to throw And what you’re best at put them in order With your best pitch second best fish third best pitch leave them below in the comments. I’m a few guys down there. Let’s talk

100 thoughts on “3 Baseball Pitches That Don’t Hurt Your Arm! [SAFE PITCHES FOR KIDS]

  • July 27, 2017 at 1:23 pm
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    Want to learn more NASTY baseball pitches? Here's my "pitching grips" playlist with ALL my videos talking about how to throw some FILTHY pitches! CLICK HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDO4wIbpSeQ&list=PLNFtz-o2hi9eNv5VuJZpyg8CCL1HLfVRz

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  • May 1, 2018 at 3:57 am
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    What steroids and ped' s do I take to get as jacked as you?

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  • May 2, 2018 at 2:13 am
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    4 seam
    Splitter
    Slider
    2 seam

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  • May 3, 2018 at 9:06 pm
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    i appreciate this video so much!

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  • May 3, 2018 at 10:21 pm
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    I got
    Two Seam
    Sinker
    12-6 Curve
    Splitter
    Slider (needs practice)

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  • May 5, 2018 at 2:16 am
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    Can you make a video about improveing your accuracy

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  • May 9, 2018 at 9:37 pm
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    Hey! If you want a good middle school curveball that's NOT as taxing on your arm, throw a knuckle curve. It sounds stupid but it actually gets more spin with almost a fastball type release rather than a normal curveball

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  • May 11, 2018 at 4:19 pm
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    War eagle!!!!

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  • May 14, 2018 at 8:44 am
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    My pitches are very inaccurate & I’m 12, but I can throw accurately from far away. Is there anything I can do that will help my aim?

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  • May 19, 2018 at 10:14 pm
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    12:34 I didn’t know you were a nazi

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  • May 20, 2018 at 6:46 pm
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    Slider
    4-seam fastball
    2-seam fastball
    Curveball
    Knuckle Curve
    Knuckle Ball
    12-6 Curveball
    All of the Changeups

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  • May 21, 2018 at 9:37 pm
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    I'm 11 and I can throw 70 is that good?

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  • May 22, 2018 at 9:42 pm
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    Four seam
    Two seam
    Circle change
    Sinker
    Slider

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  • May 28, 2018 at 1:52 am
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    1. Four seam
    2. Changeup
    3.Cutter (barelly)
    4.Curve (barelly)

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  • May 30, 2018 at 3:48 am
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    Idk what’s wrong when I pitch my elbow hurts and when I pinch the outside it’s all num and I can’t feel anything when I pinch it

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  • June 4, 2018 at 3:54 pm
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    I have only two type of ball
    Fastball
    Slider
    I just whant to learn some new trow's. Thanks your chanel is great!

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  • June 4, 2018 at 8:42 pm
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    You only have one arm… unless you are Pat Venditte

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  • June 9, 2018 at 4:36 am
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    I'm trying to throw a knuckle curve,can u help me with that please?

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  • June 11, 2018 at 6:13 pm
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    I throw a 12-6 curve which is basically like throwing a football and for the first 2-3 months my pitching instructor made me throw an empty pet milk can to get the topspin on it

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  • June 13, 2018 at 4:58 am
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    He missed a cut fastball

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  • June 14, 2018 at 4:56 am
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    i have an 11 yr old pitcher with smaller hands but throws fairly fast, wanting him to start working on a sinker. any recommendations for kids with smaller hands

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  • June 17, 2018 at 1:53 am
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    Dude, you need to get out of the sun. You look like you just jumped in a pool.

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  • June 18, 2018 at 4:57 am
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    I don’t have one arm

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  • June 18, 2018 at 4:58 am
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    I’m a switch

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  • June 18, 2018 at 2:41 pm
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    What about a palm ball, I used to throw this as a change up (less spin) and it worked well but I never hear of this anymore?

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  • June 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm
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    My fingers aren’t big enough to throw a circle change up so I throw a 3 finger change and it works just as well on batters! Yesterday I guy broke his bat on my change up because he was swinging for the fast ball

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  • August 2, 2018 at 2:34 pm
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    Four seam
    Two seam
    Knuckleball
    Slider
    Circle change

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  • August 3, 2018 at 5:22 pm
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    i got
    four seam
    curveball
    changeup
    slider

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  • August 10, 2018 at 3:39 am
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    Do you have any videos of you acutually throwing these pitches?

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  • August 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm
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    Actually I use both arms but still I don't won't to hurt me arms

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  • August 28, 2018 at 11:58 pm
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    1 Slider 2 Four- seam Fastball 3 Two-seam Fastball I'm working on a Knuckleball and a Changeup

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  • August 31, 2018 at 1:50 am
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    When i throw hard my elbow hurts i think im dropping my elbow is this why?

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  • October 5, 2018 at 3:15 pm
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    Nice to hear. Im 25 now and have long retired from little league ball lmao. I used a 2 seam and sinker in my arsonal because as I experimented with different pitches they always seemed the most natural to me. Nice to know all these years I wasn't throwing anything that hurt my arm.

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  • October 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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    Hi John I hope you remember me
    Please do a video to throw a cutter
    THANKS

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  • November 10, 2018 at 6:36 am
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    Starts at 1:58

    You're welcome.

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  • November 10, 2018 at 6:39 am
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    You forgot the knuckleball.

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  • December 3, 2018 at 5:52 am
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    I'm right handed pitcher that throws side arm all I can control is a screwball. Any tips for other pitches

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  • December 20, 2018 at 12:58 pm
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    1.Fastball
    2.Forkball
    3.Splitter

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  • February 17, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    I am a lefty how would I throw a circle change up

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  • February 21, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    I'm made at my coach. He won't let me throw my sinker. Should I just stop pitching

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  • February 23, 2019 at 8:25 am
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    If not mistaken these are or were Greg Maddox’s weapons which he in my opinion allowed him to become the worlds greatest pitcher ! Because it gave him control which was accurate and longevity which is a rarity in the position of pitchers . And shows what hard work and practice can accomplish with anything you want to do in life ! A real baseball hero and legend . Watched him most of my youth and still amazed at his humble attitude which carried any team he was on

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  • March 13, 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    I throw:
    Cutter
    Sinker
    Curve
    Slider
    Knuckle Curve
    Knuckleball
    Power Curve
    Splitter (rarely used though)
    2-Seamer (rarely used)

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  • March 23, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    I got 2 seam
    4 seam
    Horse shoe fastball
    Changeup
    Sinker
    Forkball (needs more practice)
    rarely curveball

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  • March 26, 2019 at 1:09 am
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    running fastball
    cutter
    circle change
    slurve

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  • March 26, 2019 at 3:18 am
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    Four seam
    12-6/ little league curve
    Circle Change(rarely)
    Slurve(working)
    Forkball(working)

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  • April 4, 2019 at 1:53 am
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    Dang, he said “We don’t want your elbow hurting, your shoulder hurting”. That’s exactly what hurts for me.

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  • April 6, 2019 at 6:42 pm
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    will a curve ball hurt your arm???????

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  • April 8, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    You should show us you throwing the pitches

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  • April 11, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    I throw a

    1. 4 Seam

    2. 12-6 Curve (kinda a 11-5)

    3. Circle Change

    And I’m working on a Splitter I just need to get more control. For some random reason I have an amazing sidearm Slider but I don’t throw sidearm

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  • April 12, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    My slider is nasty, it’s over hand and I just come across and it drops like a curve

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  • April 12, 2019 at 2:48 pm
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    i recently started pitching, can you give me some advice 🙂

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  • April 14, 2019 at 6:26 am
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    2 seam
    4 seam sinking fastball (lefty voodoo dont ask cuz idk)
    Curve w/11 to 5 drop
    Knuckle curve
    Knuckleball
    Rising fastball (2 seam grip outside of laces)
    Slider

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  • April 16, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    1.2 seam
    2. Circle change
    3.slider
    Once in a while a splitter

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  • April 16, 2019 at 2:21 am
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    I thrown a Knuckle curve two sen 4 sen Circle change up 12-6 Split finger Knuckleball

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  • April 21, 2019 at 11:36 pm
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    Don't forget the knuckle ball. Easiest pitch on the arm.

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  • April 24, 2019 at 4:08 am
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    I messed my shoulder up when i was younger cause i wanted to throw every pitch there was and now i cant even throw a baseball without hurting

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  • April 28, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    Im 11 years old.
    1. Curveball
    2. 4 seam fastball
    3. 2 seam fastball (still working on it)

    Pitch Variety:
    Approvimately 65% Four Seam Fastball.

    Approximately 30% Curveball

    Approximately 5% Two Seam Fastball (Just recently started throwing it in games 6 months ago.

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  • April 28, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    1 fastball 2 sinker 3 slider 4 changeup 5 knuckle ball 35% fastball 40% sinker 10% changeup 10% 5% knuckleball

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  • April 29, 2019 at 1:45 am
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    Dude shot the intro after the demo… holy sweat balls

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  • April 29, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Best to worst:
    1: 2 seam
    2: sinker
    3: changeup
    4: circle changeup
    5: 4 seam fastball

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  • May 5, 2019 at 5:30 am
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    My arsenal is a 4 pitch
    In order from best to worst
    1. Slider
    2.Curveball
    3.2 seam
    4. Circle change

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  • May 5, 2019 at 8:42 pm
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    How do you end up hurting your arm

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  • May 7, 2019 at 5:54 am
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    1. 2 seam fastball
    2. Curveball
    3. Knuckleball
    4. Changeup
    5. Sinker

    I'm 13 btw and my knuckle is 60-65mph

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  • May 8, 2019 at 1:58 am
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    1) Running fastball
    2) 2 seam fastball
    3) circle change
    4) 4 seam fastball

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  • May 11, 2019 at 6:45 am
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    i have 4 seam,splitter/palmball, 2 seam,knuckleball,and cutter/slider

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  • May 11, 2019 at 10:11 am
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    Thank you for sharing the tip on pronating your arm as you throw and release. As a youth I permanently damaged my arm trying to throw curve balls in little league. When I throw now as an adult if I pronate when I throw my arm actually feels good.

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  • May 15, 2019 at 12:55 pm
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    Knuckle ball how to pitch it

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  • May 21, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    I'm 13 I can pitch

    2 Seam

    4 seam

    Curveballs

    Sinker

    Slider

    Cir change

    Knuckleball

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  • May 23, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    is a slider dangerous?

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  • May 25, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    My arsenal is:

    4-seam fastball
    2-seam fastball
    Slider
    Change up

    Pitches I’m working on:
    Knuckleball
    Forkball

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  • May 28, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    I got
    1. 2 seam
    2. Sinker
    3. Cutter
    4. Changeup
    5. Slider (still working on it)

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  • May 30, 2019 at 12:47 am
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    Could the fork be added to this list?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    cool to a twelve year old

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:12 am
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    1. 4 seam
    2. Curveball
    3. Changeup
    4. 2 seam
    5. Slider (I avoid the slider, as it hurts my arm quite a bit, and I am trying to find a way not to make it hurt so much).
    My slider is probably my best pitch too, which kinda sucks.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:50 pm
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    I throw 2 seam 4 seam changeup and knuckle curve

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  • June 4, 2019 at 12:40 am
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    I have a whopping 2 seam that doesn’t move and change up that I just slow down don’t have a grip and a nice 4 seam that isn’t fast. Plus my nasty Euphus

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  • June 9, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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    I have a pretty strong arm so these are my pitches
    1.4-Seam Fastball
    2.Circle-Change
    3.Slider
    4.Curveball(In progress)

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  • June 11, 2019 at 9:25 pm
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    This help a lot

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  • June 15, 2019 at 3:35 pm
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    I throw

    1 4 seam

    2 Change up/ palmball

    3 Curve

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  • June 16, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    I a boy but I throw(best to worst)
    1. 4 seem
    2. Knuckleball
    3. 2 seem
    4.Cutter
    May take out 2 seem and add circle change

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  • June 21, 2019 at 5:15 pm
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    My pitches are

    4 seam

    That’s it

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  • June 22, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Do you think that 12 years is to young to throw slider
    Edit: too not to 😂

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  • June 25, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    I got

    4 seam fastball
    2 seam fastball(Mine sucks)
    Sinker(This sucks too)
    Cutter
    Circle change (sometimes I change it to a regular change up)
    Slider (I have a lucky grip that doesn’t hurt my arm bye bring the ball inwards)
    12-6 curveball (sometimes I throw a regular curveball certain games depends on the other teams batter)

    All my pitches are well worked out and I got a lot of aim except for my 2 seam fastball rarely used

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  • June 27, 2019 at 9:19 pm
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    I have 2 pitching arms my guy

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  • June 28, 2019 at 5:32 am
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    1. Fastball
    2. Nothing im only 11 lol

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  • June 30, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    1. 4 Seam

    2. 2 seam

    3. Forkball

    4. Slider

    5. Change up

    6.Slurve

    7. Screwball (this pitch hurts my harm and I don’t throw it that much)

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  • July 3, 2019 at 11:19 pm
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    4 seam
    2 seam
    Slurve
    Knuckle ball

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  • July 5, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    4 seam
    sinker
    vulcanchange
    slider

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  • July 10, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    Sinker and change up are screwball variations?
    I don’t think I have ever heard them described as such myself but they appear to be and when I throw them they also feel like they are. The movement is also very similar from what I can gather.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 12:49 pm
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    To me, sliders alright if you don't overuse it

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  • July 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Ty for the help a lot of my pitches that I do hurts my arm a lot

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  • July 23, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    Two seamer fast ball change up four seamer.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    You need to stop telling young arms to do that pronating nonsense. Their arms aren't ready for that. Teach pressure points rather than that stupid pronating.

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  • August 6, 2019 at 2:54 am
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    I throw a 2 seam a circle change and a split finger and I'm 12 that's my arsenal

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  • August 8, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    0:02 lol this is yt

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  • August 13, 2019 at 12:10 am
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    Would you say that a 12-6 is safer to a 13 year old?

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  • August 14, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    I spent 5 years as a Little League head coach
    My kids were 8-10 years old
    I had 2 rules for every one who was pitching :
    You will only pitch for 2 innings
    Why ?
    * LL pitchers at that age are notoriously inaccurate when it comes to location
    * Some LL coaches discourage their kids from hitting
    * Some LL umpires have a tighter than a crabs azzz strike zone
    Result : in 2 innings a young LL pitcher can easily throw 50 or more pitches
    You can only throw straight over the top 2 seam fastballs
    Why ?
    If a kid can't consistently throw strikes w/ a two seam fastball , then they shouldn't even bother trying to throw anything else

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  • September 17, 2019 at 8:27 pm
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    I use both fastballs and a change up for my 0-2 count pitch or 3-2 count pitch

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