Training for Pitchers
The purpose of D1 Bullpens is to develop promising young pitchers by improving arm strength, increasing arm whip, and to improve mechanics with core velocity drills. It is my belief, as well as the beliefs of Core Pitching Instructors around the country that it is better to teach body movements and to focus on inputs and not outputs. Because of these core principals, young pitchers in our programs increase velocity, improve the ability to locate pitches in the strike zone while reducing the risk of incurring significant arm injuries.
How the Program Works
Pitchers will work out once or twice a week for an hour. All 6 bullet points mentioned bellow are essentials of the program for each workout. However, during the summer season, each pitcher needs to be aware of their work load with their summer organizations. Long toss and full-length bullpens can be adjusted to touch pens, 50 ft. pens, grips tossing, changeup or two or four seam grip throwing, or pickoff footwork and mechanics. Improvement in the areas mentioned are main throwing tasks involved in our 10-session summer program. However, maintaining health and still being able to compete in summer pitching activities is most important.