Too many times, pitchers in bullpen sessions just throw pitches in a rapid, purposeless fashion. This presentation shows you how to create purpose in every part of your bullpen training. UNC Associate Head Coach Scott Forbes emphasizes the importance of creating game-like conditions in every practice situation
Bullpen Coaching and Philosophy
Throughout this presentation, Coach Forbes explains his philosophy on coaching/recruiting pitchers. This includes the characteristics of a relief pitcher and the differences between starters and relievers. He also shares the development of daily, weekly, monthly and annual organizational techniques.
Warming Up for Bullpen Sessions and Games
Coach Forbes details the warm-up exercises that pitchers use to "heat up their bodies" before they throw. He includes examples of incorporating pick-off moves, throwing from the stretch, and varying hold times to the plate.
Creating Game Situations in the Bullpen
Coach Forbes demonstrates numerous situations that help pitchers and catchers develop game plans for hitters. He shows you how to use pitch sequencing to establish pitch count philosophies during a game. He also stresses the importance of the bullpen catcher and how to incorporate signaling into your bullpens.
Prepare your bullpen for game situations with these strategies from one of the game's most celebrated pitching coaches.
58 minutes. 2015.