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New Mechanics Lesson Series
1 Challenging
2 What Matters
3 First Steps
4 Pelvic Loading
5 Leg Lift
6 Stride
7 Foot Strike
8 Hand Break
9 Better Timing
10 Scap Load
11 Laxity
12 Arm Transition
13 The Elbow
14 Smoking Gun
15 Flat L
16 Loops
17 Glove Side
18 Dragline
19 Exceptions
20 Slots & Tilts
21 Final Arc
22 Fly By Wire
23 Follow Through
24 Recovery
25 Backwards
26 Step by Step
27 Success Factors
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Pitch Selection
Beyond Basics
Challenge 2011
Challenge 04
Challenge 02
Wolforth Unleashed
Reddick Revealed
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Coverage Clinic
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Paradigm Shifts
In the last decade (or so), pitching mechanics have undergone several major paradigm shifts. We have seen the introduction (and debate) over scapular loading. We have been introduced to phrases like "Inverted W" and "Flat L" and "Torque Separation" and "Core Power".  But we have also heard those terms thrown about as if everyone was speaking the same language. And, clearly, that's not the case.

How do you, as a coach, a player, or parent, make sense out of any of it?
Since before the turn of the milleneum, WebBall has been working on the riddle of pitching from a very different perspective than most. We started with motion capture data so that we could look at actual pitch deliveries from any and every possible angle. We trusted what the bio mapping showed us. And in 2006 launched this lesson series.

But we haven't stopped there.

We've used high-speed video, consulted with experts, looked at the consequences of conventional wisdom and the failure of many instructors to actually produce winning pitchers. At the same time, we watched as phenoms came from out of no where to challenge what we all thought we knew. What was going on? Did anyone have it right? We still don't know. This is a journey of exploration, But by the end of 2010 more and more was making sense to us.

What does "new" really mean?

Let's be clear, we aren't talking about a new" way to pitch. There are very successful pitchers out there who have figured something out. What we are, however, talking about is a new way to explain pitching, new insights into the pitching process, new ways to teach, and to understand.

As of the instant you read this, "new" is a combination of what we now know ...and what we're able to explain.

Note: Due to the level of work involved in developing this lesson series, most of the information is available to our paid Team Player program members only. Join now.


The PDF version of this lesson series is now available for immediate download...

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