Is it OK to throw sidearm?
There is a common myth that pitching sidearm or three-quarters to sidearm increases the risk of injury. However, there is no evidence to establish this link. Instead, making pitchers throw over the top can create posture changes that negatively affect performance.
Why do infielders throw sidearm?
Why do shortstops throw sidearm? A shortstop will use a sidearm throw because it is a quicker release than a traditional throwing motion. Also, shortstops are expected to cover a lot of ground and at times they make off-balance sidearm throws depending on their angle to first base.
When throwing a baseball where should your elbow be?
The key, therefore, is for your elbow to be slightly below the shoulder at foot strike to minimize the stress of the throwing motion. Next, the adage that reaching the arm back can generate more power or velocity is completely false as well. In fact, the forearm should be inside a 90 degree angle of the arm.
Should pitchers throw every day?
1. Throw every day. If you want to develop fastball arm strength, you have to throw the fastball! Plus, most young pitchers don’t have the arm strength needed to throw effective curveballs and consequently develop arm problems that hinder their fastballs!
Why do pitchers run after they pitch?
Many coaches require their pitchers to run right after the pitch, as well as the day after an outing. Doing this will ensure the pitcher’s shoulder receives the proper nutrients necessary to remain healthy. Running foul poles is an easy task.
Should you ice your arm after you pitch?
If you have sharp pain in your arm after pitching, then yes – icing will help reduce pain, swelling and inflammation. However, if you do NOT have sharp pain, then ice only stands to reduce the amount of bloodflow to the pitching arm, which actually slows recovery.