Coaches of youth players and big leaguers as well as individuals seeking to step up their game will learn what it takes to become an accomplished pitcher in this updated manual. Following a step-by-step approach, this handbook provides precise pitching instruction, state-of-the-art conditioning and training programs utilized by today's pitching technicians, and techniques for mastering the mental aspects of the game. The lessons move through the basics and include an expansive section on the finer details of pitching grips to more advanced aspects--the mechanics of pitching a fastball, changing speeds to win, the use of relievers, how to pitch from strength, and how to stop a homerun barrage--and advice on finding the right strategy for each pitcher.
Dr. John Bagonzi is an accomplished college pitcher who developed his playing and teaching skills while associated with the Boston Red Sox organization. He has been a coach for more than 40 years. He lives in Woodsville, New Hampshire Alex Levin is a World Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee who has been teaching children for more than 15 years. He lives in Conway, New Hampshire.