The ChangeUp Circle Pitching Sysytem
How It Works
Here's how the Changeup Circle ™ works - and why it works so well.
How to implement the Changeup Circle ™
Train to perfect your Changeup pitch. Be more efficient in your throw.
Changeup Circle ™ Revolutionizes How Pitchers Develop Their Overall Skills
The Changeup Circle ™ can drastically improve a player's changeup pitch as well as decrease the time traditionally needed to learn the movement of the pitch.
Staying Behind The Ball
As a coach, I discovered during warmups that most young players were doing what I call “throwing outside the ball” aka throwing the baseball or softball like a football.
The Changeup Circle ™ is designed to correct that tendency by teaching players to use wrist flexion upon release—properly sequencing the kinetic chain for maximum throw control with the minimum resistance and injury risk.
The Changeup Circle™ System
5oz: All ages. Actual weight of a baseball
8oz: Great for all ages. Recommended for ages 13 and under
10oz: Recommended for ages 14 and up
Throwing The Perfect Changeup
The changeup pitch has many variations to perform the pitch, but I discovered that the device was an instrumental tool for a pitcher to understand the changeup pitch. Both in grip and feel. As they released the Changeup Circle ™ and then put a baseball in their hand, they saw results and the differences between the fastball and the changeup both in speed and ball flight and trajectory.
The Changeup Circle ™ also helps players develop the understanding of pronation in their throw. They can feel and see how pronation is important especially in the changeup pitch. This will develop the pitch to create horizontal run or vertical drop—and for some players both.
There has been an epidemic of UCL injuries in baseball and softball—from the majors down to the high school level. And it’s not just pitchers anymore. It has become an issue for position players as well. Contributing factors include “overuse”, and improper mechanics.
The Changeup Circle ™ helps players develop proper throwing mechanics, promoting arm care, and aiding in success on the mound and in the field.
With that said I also recognize and recommend that all players have a proper warmup and agility program. Along with that, there should be a proper stretching series for flexibility in the sport.
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