5-Day Routine For Starting Pitchers

  • Last updated Dec. 17, 2016
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ATTENTION PITCHERS: One of the big misconceptions in baseball is that playing the game keeps you in shape to pitch. I wish that was true. It's not. To get to the next level, preparation matters. Big league pitchers spend far more time preparing to pitch than actually pitching. If you believe adding velocity could be critical to your success, check out my proven programs for pitchers of all ages.

D. Between Game Routine... training between starts
1. Game Day - 9 innings or over 90 pitches
2. 1st Day - Full stretching and medi-ball program. Jog 10 polls; 10 sets of 60 yard sprints, run 2, walk 1; 25 pick ups. Light weight maintenance work. Toss easy on side lines.
3. 2nd Day - Full stretching and medi-ball program. Jog 10 poles; 10 sets of 60 yard sprints. Light weight maintenance work. Play catch and drill work.
4. 3rd Day - Jog - Stretch - Warm Up. Bullpen work at 3/4 speed or 8-10 minutes of B.P. Run sprints.
5. 4th Day - Day previous to next start. Jog - stretch - shag B.P for pitcher. Short bullpen work for 5-6 minutes, 1/2 speed, at 52-55 feet. No running or sprint work.
6. 5th Day - Game

If a pitcher is going to pitch on only 3 days rest, delete the 3rd day throwing program.

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Youth pitching program
One of the big misconceptions in baseball is that playing the game keeps you in shape to pitch. I wish that was true. It's not. To get to the next level, preparation matters. Big league pitchers spend far more time preparing to pitch than actually pitching.

If you believe adding velocity could be critical to your success, check out my proven programs for pitchers of all ages.

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