Baseball Pitching – The Power Position

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Baseball instructor Mike Binns demonstrates the pitching power position.

    Hi, my name is Mike Binns, the pitching instructor at the Virginia Baseball Club. Now, I am going to talk to you about step four in our pitching motion, which is our Power Position. We have already talked about step one the Rocker Step, step two the Pivot, step three Balance Point, now were going to talk about step four which is our Power Position. What we are looking for in our Power Position is, first thing we are looking for is a stride with our legs, a stride with our legs is the same thing as a stride with our hitting, which is that step that we take with our front foot. What we are looking for with our legs is about 75% of our body, is how far apart we want that stride to be. So, if we were to lay down, we should be about up to our chest is where we want that step to be, so we want about 75% of our body length is what we want our stride to be. Next thing we are looking for in our upper body is we are looking for that arm and that elbow to be up in the back. A lot of guys when then come through and throw, they drop that back elbow when they come through, so we want to make sure we have that elbow up, or we want our fingers facing away from us. With our front side we want our elbow, our shoulder, and our front foot facing right on target. Thats what were looking for in our Power Position; we are looking for a good stride, we are looking to make sure our elbow, our shoulder, our front foot, are right on target, and our back elbow and our arm are up with our fingers facing away from us, and thats our good Power Position right there.