Do you dream of throwing 100mph like some professional pitchers?
Are you tired of being one of the slower throwers on your team or in your league?
Do you want to take your pitching game to the next level and impress coaches and scouts?
Throwing a baseball harder is the dream of many aspiring pitchers. How do the pros throw so hard and how can you throw harder too? There are several secrets that professional pitchers use to throw harder. In this blog post, we will discuss these secrets and also introduce the 3X Pitching Velocity Program. This program is designed to help you increase your pitching velocity and throw like a pro!
First, let's take a look at the average pitching velocity by age. Where do you fit?
Pitching Velocity By Age
10 Years Old and Younger
- Fastball: 40 – 50 mph
- Changeup Velocity: 30 – 40 mph
- Knuckleball: 25 – 35 mph
11-12 Years Old
- Fastball: 50 – 60 mph
- Changeup Velocity: 40 – 50 mph
- Knuckleball: 30 – 40 mph
13-14 Years Old
- Fastball: 55 – 75 mph
- Changeup Velocity: 45 – 65 mph
- Knuckleball: 30 – 50 mph
- Fastball: 75 – 85 mph
- Changeup Velocity: 65 – 75 mph
- Knuckleball: 50 – 60 mph
College and Professional
- Fastball: 80 – 95 mph
- Changeup Velocity: 70 – 85 mph
- Knuckleball: 55 – 70 mph
Did you know that the average velocity for a professional pitcher is around 93 mph? But what does it take to throw even harder, like in the triple digits?
The Secrets to Throwing 100mph
One way to throw a baseball harder and faster like a professional is to focus on technique. This means practicing proper throwing mechanics, such as following the 6 components in the 3X Pitching Mechanics system as listed below. Another important aspect is building strength in the muscles used for throwing, particularly in the shoulders and core. This can be achieved through weight training and throwing exercises as laid out for you in the 3X Pitching Velocity Program.
Here is a list of the 3X Pitching Mechanics from the 3X Pitching program:
- Lift leg momentum
- The load position
- Triple extension & Separation
- Chest thrust external rotation
- Elbow Extension & Internal rotation pronation
- 2x extension.
Lift Leg Momentum
One of the biggest secrets to throwing like a pro is getting your lift leg moving in the right way. When lifting your leg, make sure your hips fall forward and down at the same rate, creating momentum for your pitch. This forward movement will eventually power the arm, ultimately leading to a faster pitch. Follow the 3X approach and start your lift with this linear movement for maximum power. Learning and perfecting this technique can take your pitching game to the next level. So don't forget, to move forward and down at the same rate for that pro pitch velocity.
The "Load" Position
The "load" position in pitching is essential for efficiently generating force and throwing with maximum velocity. It involves holding your weight back on your drive leg, while pushing off and extending through the front side towards the target. This triple extension of the drive ankle, knee, and hips in a linear position create a force vector that propels the ball toward the plate with power. Strong legs and core muscles are necessary to maintain this position and drive off effectively. Mastering the load position is a crucial component of throwing like a pro.
Triple Extension (3X) & Separation
Triple extension refers to the extension of the ankle, knee, and hip flexor in your drive leg, allowing for maximum power production. Hip-shoulder separation refers to the timing and stability ability to allow your hips to rotate well ahead of your shoulders. This allows for optimal "separation" of your upper and lower body, giving you that extra mph on your throw. So next time you're on the mound, remember triple extension and hip-shoulder separation for some serious heat on your pitches.
Chest Thrust External Rotation
This technique involves driving the chest forward and externally rotating the throwing shoulder, creating maximum power and velocity on each pitch. The 3X Pitching Velocity Program delves deeper into this crucial component of pitching, helping players improve their speed and control. So what are you waiting for? Start incorporating chest thrust external rotation and watch your pitches fly by hitters.
Elbow Extension & Internal Rotation Pronation
To finish off the pitching delivery, it's all about maximizing the power in your arm's path. First, chest thrust helps generate momentum as you externally rotate and bring your throwing arm up toward the sky. From there, elbow extension and internal rotation work together to create maximum velocity as the ball is released from your hand in pronation. Utilizing these techniques can have you throwing harder and faster like a pro in no time.
One important aspect of throwing a baseball harder and faster like a pro is stabilization and extension in the front leg. As the pitcher strides toward the plate, the quadriceps contract to stabilize and extend the front leg. This helps transfer energy up through the body, leading to a powerful pitch. Without proper stabilization and extension in the front leg, a pitcher may lose valuable energy and velocity on their pitch. So remember: stabilize and extend that front leg for maximum speed and power!
Bonus tip: practice your lift leg mechanics in front of a mirror or with a teammate to ensure you are doing it correctly.
Why you need to Start the 3X Pitching Velocity Program
The 3X Extreme Pitching Velocity Program not only has a track record of success with thousands of pitchers, but it also offers individualized instruction. Our team of coaches will analyze your pitching mechanics and create a personalized training plan to help you throw harder and faster.
Don't just take our word for it - check out the testimonials from professional pitchers who have used our program and achieved their dream of throwing 90+mph.
- "I was skeptical at first, but the 3X program completely transformed my pitching. I went from throwing in the high 80s to consistently hitting 90+mph and getting noticed by scouts. Thank you!" - Jack S., Minor League Pitcher
- "The 3X program not only increased my velocity but also improved my overall pitching mechanics. I highly recommend this program to any pitcher looking to take their game to the next level." - Frank G., Minor League Pitcher
- "I struggled with arm injuries for years before trying the 3X program. Not only did my velocity increase, but my arm finally felt strong and healthy. This program is a must for any pitcher." - Luis T., Collegiate Pitcher
Invest in your future as a pitcher and see the results for yourself with the 3X Extreme Pitching Velocity Program.