|Dr. Mike Marshall's Pitching Coach Services|
During my professional baseball career, people frequently asked me when I would write a book about my baseball pitching trade secrets.   However, I had used only one subject, me, to research my training concepts.   Even though I had reasonably good communication skills with myself, I needed to learn how to communicate my ideas to young pitchers.   Also, while my concepts had worked reasonably well for me, I could not be certain how they would work for others.   Therefore, I decided that I needed to teach my techniques to young pitchers on a regular basis.   Consequently, I applied for and received college head baseball coach jobs.
After several years of coaching college baseball, I felt sufficiently comfortable to put my ideas on paper.   I ended up writing two books; Coaching Adult Pitchers and Coaching Adolescent Pitchers.   After several publishers told me that my books were too complex for the general public and refused to publish them, I put them away.
The Internet offers another opportunity for others to read my ideas.   However, because I offer pitching instuction at my Pitchers Research/Training Center in Zephyrhills, FL, I continue to learn on almost a daily basis.   Therefore, I have to warn you that, at any moment, I may not agree with everything that I have posted.   Consequently, all I can promise is that I will update my book as I find the time.   To date, the adjustments have been minor and primarily concern the exercises that I design to help pitchers increase the force that they apply to their pitches and/or the techniques that they need.
As a result of putting together my Instructional Videotape to accompany my written materials, I have created one book, Coaching Pitchers.   As always, I would greatly appreciate any comments, questions and so on that readers have regarding this project.   I need you to help edit my book.   Please challenge my ideas and help me clarify my message.   Together, maybe we can enable young pitchers to experience the joy of pitching without the unnecessary pain of incorrect technique injuries.
Table of Contents
Applied Human Anatomy
Why Do Pitches Change Direction After Pitchers Release Them?
What Pitch Should Pitchers Throw First, Second and So On?
Biomechanical Analysis of the Pitching Motion
Principles for Designing a Pitcher Interval-Training Program
Dr. Mike Marshall's Pitching Motion