Sunnyvale, CA (PressExposure) July 15, 2009 -- Pitching is the most important part of the games - baseball and softball. This needs a lot of training, skill and practice. A lot of hard work and dedication can alone help the pitcher to achieve the high speed and accuracy that is required for perfect pitching.
The main secret while training to become a good pitcher is to keep calm and relaxed - mentally and physically. More than all the training, the mental ability to withstand pressure will help you to handle any kind of situation. Physical training should not drain you and make you feel tied before the game. It should be just enough to make you play the perfect game. This way you will be in control of the game and ready for all the challenges that the game has to offer.
You should have full concentration while playing the game. Any distraction will result in a wrong move and this will affect your performance on the field. You should be focused on the target or the batter and not worry about anything else.
You should practice with all kinds of batters. Each person will be a different player and you will be exposed to different styles. All this will make you a better pitcher. You should take your time and release the ball. Remember you are the one who is pitching and are in control. Even if the batter surprises you with a great hit, be ready to pitch the ball with confidence.
The training demands that you keep in good physical condition. You should practice with another player and practice pitching the ball. You can throw the ball to the wall and practice. This will mean a repeated action which will help you to improve your speed and consistency. You can stand close to the wall. It will be better if you stand on a mound and practice. You can also try throwing as many balls as you can in a minute. This will help in endurance training. You should throw the ball, catch it, get to the mound and immediately pitch the ball to the wall. For more information visit our site : http://www.thepitchingpad.com