Ryan Schurman Perth Heat's Pitching Coach and Jack Frawley
one of Perth Heat's leading pitchers ran a superb baseball for cricketers
session prior to Tuesday's Ryobi Cup clash with Tasmania.
Coaching coordinator Simon Bowman set up three small train
on groups of six and Schurman finetuned the Warriors' fielding skills by analysing
individual throwing techniques and demonstrating a pitcher's action in motion
and training regimes.
Schurman set the tone by laying down the ground rules in how
baseball athletes prepare themselves to throw.
"The guys warm up to throw'
as opposed 'to throwing to warm-up," Schurman said.
Schurman then relayed a
progressive three point sequence: incorporating power positions (scapula
loading position), the flow mechanics of the throwing arm, footwork and
Frawley finished the three-hour long session by adding some
fabulous pitcher tips using his repertoire of fast pitch, curve balls, swingers
and slow pitch pitches that wowed the onlooking Warriors.
For an experienced
baseball pitcher to train for a more powerful arm they will look to throw 20
reps over 20, 30 and 40 metres then increase their distance from 40metres by a
couple of metres per throw, progressing distance until the fielders arm tires.
Two follow up documents can be found under our WACA website
coaching: resources link concerning:
1. Preparation to throw - stretches
2. Perth Heat Fielding Key points