What’s up guys? Coach Madden, YouGoProBaseball.com and I’ve
got a pitching drill for you today. Actually, two drills that you can do with
this one tool, this very cheap tool, that I got from Amazon and I’m going to show you
exactly what it is right now because I haven’t opened it yet. I hope it’s the right thing and it’s a hockey
puck. But that’s what we’re actually going to use
for this pitching drill. We can use this hockey puck for fastballs
and change ups and I’m going to show you how you’re going to use this to work on both of
those pitches. So for the fastball what I see a lot of young
guys doing when they throw that they shouldn’t be doing is they get around the ball. Ok. They don’t have good pronation when they go
to throw the fastball. And a lot of young guys will have glove side
movement. Right. So they’ll throw the ball and their ball will
naturally move this way and that can lead to a lot of elbow problems. Young guys getting around the ball like that
and it’s something that I see a lot. With this however we can work on staying behind
that baseball. Because if we go to throw this and we’re getting
on the side of the baseball as we throw it obviously it’s not going to spin straight
backwards. But if we’re staying behind that hockey puck
and spinning it straight backwards having good pronation. Now if you think about pronation you think
it might tilt the puck the opposite way but actually all we’re doing is getting more extension
and getting that middle finger to be the last thing on the hockey puck. We still want backspin on this hockey puck. So it’s a great way especially for guys who
get around the ball on their fastball to work on that and get the good rotation that they’re
looking for. The second way you can use the hockey puck
is for your change up and this is a great one. In fact, the reason I bought this hockey puck
is because I had a young man come in for a pitching lesson with me and he brought a hockey
puck with him and he showed me this drill he was working on his change up and he was
using the hockey puck to work on it and it was a great drill. I’ve seen the fastball hockey puck drill before
but I’ve never seen it used with a change up and this is what he was doing. It’s a great drill. He was gripping the hockey puck this way instead
of this way with the fastball, we’re gripping it in our finger tips a little bit lower than
our finger tips about mid finger just above the knuckles and we’re just going to work
on feeling that pronation off of the side this way and we’re trying to get this hockey
puck to spin straight sideways like this with the rotation. So now we’re really trying to get that pronation,
get inside of that hockey puck, and spin it off our fingers straight this way as it’s
flying forward. So I know I talked about the fastball and
the change up for this hockey puck drill but you can actually use this for the curveball
too. You just want to get that 12 to 6 movement. Obviously if you’re a little tilted, if you’re
that 11-5 guy, you just want that same spin on that same axis that you’re trying to create. Now, the only problem with the curveball is
for a guy with smaller hands, a younger guy, it might be a little bit tough to grip but
those guys older with bigger hands you can add in the curveball hockey puck drill as
well. So if you’re struggling getting around the
fastball or not getting enough movement or change of speed on your change up, then go
buy yourself a hockey puck off of Amazon. This was only a couple bucks. Now when I was shopping for this on Amazon
there are like training hockey pucks. You don’t need that stuff. This thing was cheap so. Matter of fact I’ll just go find the link
that I used and I’ll drop it down in the description below if you guys want to get the same exact
one as I did. So, I hope you guys liked this one. Don’t forget to subscribe because I’ve got
a bunch of new stuff coming. Also, check out some of these new videos and
I’ll see you in the next video. Hop down in the comments below and let me
know what you want to see. More pitching drills, more hitting drills? What are you guys working on? Let me know down there. I’ll talk to you. Thanks.

3 BASEBALL PITCHING DRILLS to make your pitches better! [THE HOCKEY PUCK DRILL] 😲😳

16 thoughts on “3 BASEBALL PITCHING DRILLS to make your pitches better! [THE HOCKEY PUCK DRILL] 😲😳

  • August 18, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    this helped a lot thanks so much!

  • August 18, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Hey Coach me and my son have been using hockey pucks for a few years to work on his change up. It is an awesome drill and tool to use as soon as we started using it I noticed a difference. We worked it for about a week & a half just throwing out in the yard and the first game he pitched he used the CU to strike out several batters including the last out of the game with a CU 3rd strike caught the kid so off guard he finished his swing before the ball hit the mitt. My son ran off the field after being tackled by the catcher and yelled "Dad… THE HOCKEY PUCK WORKS!!!"

    FYI the change up is his go to pitch and a pitching coach from the White Sox told him that he has a great change up and to keep working hard so he can see him on the field when he gets out of school. I was super stoked to say the least.

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  • August 18, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    More pitching drills🔥🔥

    Also should I throw a changeup despite throwing somewhat slow?

  • August 18, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Thoughts on the Wbsc U15 baseball happening right now?!

  • August 18, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Hey coach how many mph slower do you think your change up should be than your fastball? I just started throwing a change up and I only get it to be 2-3 mph slower than my fastball and I don’t know if that is good or bad.

  • August 18, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Dude what happened you're getting weight again, stay focused! Go look at some of those old videos and remember the feeling lmao, get back at it playa

  • August 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    8 year old starting 8U kid pitch this fall……. would love to see a couple videos where u talk about a couple drills they can do while they are away from field and don’t need Dad or Mom to help them with. Also, where u challenge the kids personally to do these drills. These kids love to hear from u and listen to u better than mom and dad. It would help Easton with his motivation to hear u want him to work hard.

  • August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    So to be clear is a legitimate rubber Hockey puck usable here? Because I’ve got like 10 on top of my fridge

  • August 20, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Hey coach can you help give me some tips on how to control my 4 seam fastball because since I am a 3/4 I have a 2 Seam action on my pitch. Thanks

  • August 20, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    i need a lot of batting practice I want to get into baseball but I have never been on a team before so I need tips for almost everything this is my last year before high school baseball so I am terrified any tips would help (im going for a base position)

  • August 21, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Nice drill – gonna try this. Is the goal to throw these full or near full speed or just working on the spin?

  • August 22, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Hey man, I’m 17 and I was hitting 78 mph easly on the mound at the age of 14. Now for some reason it seems that all my velo has vanished and I’m hitting barley 71mph over the course of 3 years! It has driven me so crazy that I just had to ask what was wrong. It almost feels like earlier I could almost feel behind the ball and able to just throw it past hitters, but now it feels like my elbow kinda hurts and I have trouble with twisting the ball. Thanks

  • August 22, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Hey coach! Great videos, I've been watching most of your videos lately. Cool tips. I have a question …I'm a southpaw and I'm 19 but I stopped playing baseball since I was about 14. Recently I've been trying to get back and play but I can't seem to throw hard. My dad says I used to throw harder when I was younger. Do you think it's too late for my age? I used to be a pitcher. I started playing since I was very little in t-ball. I can't seem to find the problem. I've seen your velocity extractor videos and saw some of my pitching mechanics errors but I'm doubting if I'm ever going to get back on track. What do you think? (By the way I've been thinking on becoming a catcher but don't know, I love both positions but not many people support my idea about being a southpawed catcher) please tell me what you think. Thanks


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