Video:Quick Tips: Proper Grip for Throwing a Change-Upwith Tom Rohlffs
There's a proper grip for throwing a change-up that you should learn before attempting this baseball pitch. Watch this video from About.com to see how it's done.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Tips: Proper Grip for Throwing a Change-Up
Hi my name is Tom Rohlffs, pitching instructor for About.com, I'm going to show you today the proper way to throw a changeup.
Proper Grip for a Change-Up in Baseball
You want to take the baseball and put it against your palm. By doing that you're going to get a slower pitch and a resistance to the air that the ball will travel through. Now the fingers are the same as the 4-seam fastball, except you move them over one. So you move this finger over your middle finger is in the middle and now your 4th finger is on that seam placing the ball back into your palm.
More Instructions for the Proper Grip for a Change-Up in Baseball
The thumb forms a circle, that's what we call a circle change. Most young players don't have long enough fingers so it looks like a c. So once again you have your index finger in the middle, you have your 4th finger on the side of the ball, 1st finger right here and spread out against the palm of your hand. This will slow down the pitch
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