The change-up is a very effective tool for changing speeds as a pitcher.
But, it is all in the change-up grip. You don’t want to teach your kid to slow down their arm speed, you want the change-up grip to do all of the work.
[do action=”quote”]Don’t slow down your motion in order to make the pitch slower — your grip will take care of that.[/do]
Let your kid try one of these 4 different change-up grips to see which one is the most comfortable.
- Circle Change
- Four-finger Straight Change
- Three-finger Straight Change
- Split-finger Change
As your players get older, the change-up becomes more valuable.