4 Baseball Pitching Tips for Beginners

Learn four baseball pitching tips for beginners from Coach Darren Gurney in this Howcast video.

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Pitching tips for beginners.

Whether you're a young kid beginning baseball, or you're a 38-year-old man, or a 62-year-old woman learning how to play baseball, here are some tips for pitching a baseball.

One, make sure you master the fast ball before moving on to another pitch. So before you start tinkering around with a curve ball, change up, slider, learn how to master throwing a fast ball for strikes.

Next, make sure your elbow is always above your shoulder when releasing the baseball Otherwise, you'll be throwing the ball side arm, and the ball will sail, or tail, and it will not be an effective pitch. In addition, you may cause arm problems.

Next, it's imperative that you point your glove at your target, and as you release the ball, tuck the glove into your armpit.

Lastly, let's make sure we all follow through, and get into a good fielding position, so we're ready to field that hotshot back hit back to us. If you follow these tips, beginners, you'll be an outstanding pitcher.

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