The playoffs may have just started in the MLB but college teams are already starting to train for their upcoming season. To prepare their pitchers for the taxing season, Northeastern University is sending their entire pitching staff to The Micheli Center to complete a 3D Pitching Analysis of their pitches. The goal is to break down their pitching mechanics, identify inefficiencies in their pitch sequence, and correct them before the season begins in order to reduce shoulder, elbow, and arm soreness, rates of injuries, and improve their pitching performance throughout the season.
Recently, the first set of pitchers came into The Micheli Center to get their analysis done and we caught up with a few of them to get their thoughts on our analysis.
Sophomore, Kevin Martinis, hopes that this will improve his pitching in the long-term and noted that “seeing the mechanics this way makes it easier to understand any flaws and potential injuries.” Being able to see into the movements is a constructive way to ensure that the entire body flows throughout the pitch sequence in a way that will diminish the chance of any pain.
Andrew Misiaszck, who has pitched for 8 years, is looking forward to what can be done to improve his motions. Misiaszck said that he is looking forward to “developing a better style” that will reduce injuries that would otherwise occur.
Tyler Brown, a 6’5” sophomore, is looking for a way to tweak his pitching mechanics to eliminate elbow pain during the season. He is excited to see what the detailed breakdown of his mechanics will reveal regarding the motions that tend to cause him pain.
This was Northeastern Baseball Head Coach Mike Glavine’s first time witnessing the 3D Analysis and with that came excitement, both for his team and the possibility of minimizing man games lost due to injury throughout their season. He stated that he was “looking forward to understanding how to keep the pitchers healthy and improve their method.” In addition to the athletes receiving information, he was also enthusiastic about the continuing partnership with The Micheli Center and knowledge the staff could provide his team with.
Tom Landry, Regional Director of the National Pitching Association East, was on hand to spectate and finds this program extremely valuable to developing pitchers. “It helps the overall pitching structure, timing sequence, as well as pitching delivery to make sure everything is moving in a way that will not cause injuries,” said Tom. Landry also said that he feels this technology is something that should have been created years ago to reduce injuries in any athlete working towards a goal. Many young athletes don’t realize what an injury can do and using this analysis helps create healthier movements.
Learn more about our 3D Pitching Analysis here, or to schedule yours, call 781-373-2760.