Dr. Mike Marshall's Pitching Coach Services

Coaching Baseball Pitchers Book

     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.

Thanks for your help.

Coaching Pitchers
Table of Contents

Section I:  Author's Credentials
Chapter 01:  Personal History
Chapter 02:  Academic Training
Chapter 03:  Professional Pitching Achievements

Section II:
Adolescent Pitchers

Chapter 04:  Assessing the Biological Age of Adolescent Males
Chapter 05:  Variability in the Maturation Rates of Adolescent Males
Chapter 06:  Skeletal Growth and Development Principles
Chapter 07:  Growth Plates of the Adolescent Pitching Elbow
Chapter 08:  Growth and Development of the Adolescent Male Elbow
Chapter 09:  Research into Adolescent Pitching Arm Injuries
Chapter 10:  Bi-Lateral Elbow X-Rays of Two Major League Pitchers

Section III:
Youth Baseball

Chapter 11:  1955 Little League Baseball World Series Players
Chapter 12:  Youth Baseball Programs

Section IV:  Applied Human Anatomy
Chapter 13:  Shoulder Girdle
Chapter 14:  Shoulder Joint
Chapter 15:  Elbow Joint
Chapter 16:  Forearm Joint
Chapter 17:  Wrist Joint
Chapter 18:  Finger Joints

Section V:  Why Do Pitches Change Direction After Pitchers Release Them?
Chapter 19:  Daniel Bernoilli
Chapter 20:  Gravity
Chapter 21:  Atmosphere
Chapter 22:  Maximum Falling Velocity of Baseballs

Section VI:  What Pitch Should Pitchers Throw First, Second and So On?
Chapter 23:  Data Collection
Chapter 24:  Research Findings
Chapter 25:  Computer Analysis
Chapter 26:  Pitch Sequence Study
Chapter 27:  Which Pitches Should Pitchers Master?
Chapter 28:  Pitch Sequences for Youth, High School, College and Professional Pitchers

Section VII:  Biomechanical Analysis of the Pitching Motion
Chapter 29:  Sir Isaac Newton
Chapter 30:  High-Speed Study
Chapter 31:  Muscle Physiology

Section VIII:

Principles for Designing a Pitcher Interval-Training Program

Chapter 32:  Physiology of Exercise
Chapter 33:  Dr. Marshall's Interval-Training Programs
Chapter 34:  Motor Development, Learning and Skill Development
Chapter 35:  Pitcher Training Facility

Section IX:

Dr. Mike Marshall's Pitching Motion

Chapter 36:  Dr. Mike Marshall's Interval-Training Programs and Drills
Chapter 37:  Dr. Mike Marshall's Pitching Motion
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