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There is more to becoming a great pitcher than sound mechanics, a blazing fastball, and a live arm. A pitcher must know how to pitch—what to throw, when to throw it, and where to locate it. He must have a me-versus-you mind-set, that unique blend of confidence and determination that fuels a passion to set the tone of the game, own the mound, and shut down the opponent.
The Complete Guide to Pitching is the most comprehensive pitching resource available. Derek Johnson, one of the game’s premier pitching coaches, takes you inside the art and science of pitching. You’ll discover these strategies:
• Upper- and lower-body pitching mechanics
• Most effective arm and shoulder strengthening workouts
• Shutting down the opponent’s running game
• Developing a potent pitching arsenal, including the splitter, curve, and changeup
• Creating a pregame pitching plan
• Situational strategies and recognizing hitters’ weaknesses
• Fielding the position
• In- and off-season conditioning programs
• Windup, stretch, and follow-through
From pregame warm-ups to cultivating the pitcher–catcher relationship, it’s all here in this one-of-a-kind book and DVD package. Featuring skill instruction, development drills, exercises, personal insights, and instruction on every aspect of pitching, The Complete Guide to Pitching is a must-have for every pitching coach, pitcher, and baseball fan.
Part I The Science of Pitching
Chapter 1 Foundation
Chapter 2 Pre-Mechanics
Chapter 3 Upper-Body Mechanics
Chapter 4 Lower-Body Mechanics and Finish
Part II The Art of Pitching
Chapter 5 Developing an Arsenal
Chapter 6 The Role of the Catcher
Chapter 7 Pitching With a Plan
Chapter 8 Fielding the Position
Chapter 9 The Mental Game
Part III Conditioning for Pitching
Chapter 10 Arm Strength and Injury Prevention
Chapter 11 Total-Body Conditioning for Pitchers
Chapter 12 In-Season Throwing Routines
Chapter 13 Year-Round Programming
"[W]ithout question one of the best resources ever on pitching... Every pitching coach and pitcher in the nation should get a copy of this marvelous book/DVD.”
“[T]he most comprehensive pitching resource available.”
Baseball The Magazine
"Derek Johnson epitomizes the role of a pitching coach, and he applies that passion to Complete Guide to Pitching."
Tim Corbin-- Head Baseball Coach Vanderbilt University
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