Personal Pitching Logs To Track Pitching Performance

A personal pitching log is a great tool to track progress for Little Leaguers aspiring to move into high school baseball (and beyond). Personal Pitching logs help you see how you have improved over the years, and help you identify where you should focus your training.

WHAT IS A PITCHING LOG?

A pitching log can be any type of notebook where you record information about your size and pitching stats over time. It doesn’t have to be fancy. The most important thing is to make consistent entries into the log on a regular basis, like daily or weekly.

WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD BE IN A PITCHING LOG?

You should always start your entry with the date. Then list your current age, height and weight. From there the information can be personalized and will probably include more stats as you get older. Be sure to include the following at a minimum:

-Practice routine since the last entry
-Games played and innings pitched since the last entry
-Strike outs, home runs, walks, batters hit, pickoff attempts and pickoffs for each inning pitched
-ERA for each game pitched
-Types of pitches currently using
-Pitch speed for each type of pitch
-Current workouts and reps/weights for each
-Any other information you would like to track

GOALS

You should always set goals and list them in each entry. Review these goals as time goes on to see if you are reaching them. Have long-term and short-term goals. An example of a long-term goal would be to make the high school varsity team. An example of a short-term goal would be to practice three times a week for thirty minutes.

HOW TO USE THE INFORMATION IN THE PITCHING LOG

You should regularly review the information in the log to see where you have improved and where you still need to work. If you take professional pitching lessons, share the log with your coach. He will have insight on your goals and how to best reach them. As you reach your goals, set new ones. Constantly strive to improve your stats.

When you pitch in a game, have a parent or friend keep track of information for you to put in your pitching log. Remember the mental game as well. You may want to include how you were feeling mentally for each game pitched – were you rested or were you tired? Were you worried; did you feel confident or concerned? Record how your mental state affected your game.

Personal pitching logs are a great tool for youth baseball training. If you are serious about baseball, a pitching log is a must in your training arsenal.

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