How To Throw The Ball Faster In Baseball
All players want to learn how to throw the ball faster in baseball. While it's obvious that throwing speed comes from the thrower's strength, proper mechanics and the use of the whole body are also key elements in throwing the ball faster in baseball. The typical misconception is that the harder you whip your arm while throwing, the faster the ball will go. Of course, a hard whipping arm-action is necessary to throw a baseball properly, but if not done mechanically correct, the thrower will not utilize proper techniques to his advantage.
In order to learn how to throw the ball faster in baseball, you will need:
- Baseball glove
- Throwing partner
- Safe and ample space to throw
- With the ball in your throwing hand inside your glove, break your hands apart. This first step is key towards beginning the proper arm circle.
- Keep your fingers on top of the ball while making an arm circle that follows a down and out pattern. At the peak of your arm circle and with your elbow at the same height as your shoulder, be sure to point the ball away from your target.
- At the same time you reach the peak of your arm circle, you should be landing your foot after stepping towards the target. Proper tempo and timing between your lower and upper body is vital to the proper throwing mechanics.
- Using your gloved hand to propel your upper body towards your target, pull your non-throwing elbow in towards your non-throwing armpit. Your legs will propel your lower body, while this step will propel your upper body correctly.
- Release the ball towards your target while ensuring momentum carries towards target as much as possible. Avoid falling towards your glove side too soon as opening up prematurely will lose your stored power.
- Follow through by finishing with your throwing elbow on the outside of the opposite knee, your front knee flexed. The proper follow through is key to completing the proper throwing motion.