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These are Awesome Baseball For Youth Sites That Are Full Of Free Tips and Most Importantly Going to make You a Much Better Player!  Below The Free Tips For Youth Baseball Players Websites Are Links To Articles That Are Packed Full Of Information To Help You Become A Better Youth Baseball Player.  Under The Article Section Are Free Tips That Are Right On This Site That You Can Read And Apply To Your Game To Improve Your Stats!  I Hope You Enjoy This Section Of Baseball For Youth Free Tips, And Remember To Check Back Reguarly Because More Tips Will Be Added All The Time.  Or You Can Just Join The Baseball For Youth Email Club And Been Sent An Email Update Everytime A New Tip Is Posted.  Use These Tips And Remember To Always Practice, Because Practice Really Does Make Perfect!

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These Baseball For Youth Sites Have Each Been Created By Baseball For Youth.com  Each site will cover a different topic and go over the basic fundamentals of each position and how to get the most out of each youth baseball player.  This is a Totally Free Part of the Youth Baseball Site, So enjoy it and learn alot from it.  All of the sites are designed to make You A Better Youth Baseball Player.  So Start Checking Out The Sites Now and Be That Superstar Baseball Player I KNOW That You Can Be!  Also, More of these sites will be added so be sure to check back to baseball for youth.com so you can stay up to date with all the free tips sites.  Or, you could just join our baseball for youth email club and get an email update everytime a new site, article, or free tip on the site itself is added.  The email club is free to join and comes with alot of added benefits so be sure to check out all that the club comes with.  Now onto the free youth baseball tips sites!  The websites will open on a seperate page so you can come right back here to check them all out.

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The First Article You Can Gain Access To For Free Is Called,
"Youth Pitching, Which is Better?  Learning a Curveball or a Change-up."
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The Second Article You Can Read For Free Is Called,
"How To Bunt The Ball For Youth Baseball Players."
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The Third Article You Can Read For Free Is Called,
"How To Increase Your Arm Strength So You Can Throw The Ball Harder And Farther."
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These tips will cover all aspects of the game from pitching, to hitting, to fielding, and throwing.  These tips will always be updated frequently so if the tip today isn't what you are looking for then check back later for the next free youth baseball tip.  If you want to see something in particular in this section like "The Best Way To Take A Lead And Steal A Base" then post it on our baseball for youth blog and I will be sure to put it in this section.  Enjoy!

Free Youth Baseball Tip:  How To Throw A Change-up

A big question for youth baseball players is when they should start to throw a curveball.  The best answer may be to learn the change-up before you learn the curveball.  The change-up puts alot less pressure on the arm and can be just as effective as a curveball.  So if you have not learned how to throw a change-up yet I am going to show you how to throw one.  The best part about a change-up is the arm speed stays the same as a fastball making it difficult for a batter to pick up the pitch right away.  The reason the change-up is slower than the fastball is because of the grip.  A fastball is gripped with just the finger tips, where as a change-up is gripped deep in the palm.  I will show you two different grips for the change-up, use which ever one feels more comfortable to you.  The first picture will show you the grip for a circle change, and the second picture will show you the grip for a palm ball change-up.  Check out the photos below to get a better idea.
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Here is the front view of the circle change grip.  Notice how the middle finger and ring finger rest on the two seems at the top, and look at the index finger see how it is curled up towards the middle of my thumb.  The pinky justs rests on the side.

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Here is a side view of the circle change grip.  You can see why it is called a circle change because of the circle my index finger and thumb make.  I like to let the tip of my index finger touch the middle knuckle of my thumb, but if you want you can let the tips of your index finger and thumb touch.  It's all about whatever feels more comforable to you.  Also notice how the ball is gripped deep in my palm, this helps to reduce the speed of the pitch while keeping the arm speed the same.  I will show you how to release the pitch in a little bit.

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Here is a front view of the palm ball change-up.  Notice how again my middle and ring fingers are resting on the seems.  This time my index finger is pointing straight out instead of touching my thumb and the pinky again justs rests to the side.

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Here is the side view of the palm ball change-up.  Notice how deep the ball is in my palm, again this helps to slow down the speed of the pitch while keeping the arm speed the same.  All of my fingers and thumb are pointed straight out.  Now that you know how to grip the ball right lets discuss how to release the ball correctly.

When you go to throw the change-up I want you to act just like you are throwing a fastball.  Keep your arm speed the same and keep your arm angle the same.  When you go to release it there are actually two different ways to release the palm ball.  Either way though you want to keep your elbow up at shoulder level when you release the ball.  Now the first way to release the palm ball is just like you are releasing your fastball, your fingers are pointed straight at the target.  It is the easiest way to grip and release a change-up and maybe what you want to try first if you have never thrown a change-up before.  Below is a picture to show you what it looks like.
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Here you can see what you arm angle and how your hand and ball should look like when you go to release the pitch.  The fingers are pointed right at the target with the flat part of the wrist also pointed at the target.  When you go to release the pitch it will feel a bit weird at first but you will get used to it with practice.  Remember to keep your arm speed the same and keep your fingers pointed at your target with this release.  The next picture I am going to show you will show you how to release the palm ball the other way which is also the same way to release the circle change. 

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Here you can see that this is totally different then the picture above.  My fingers are pointed towards my head instead of towards my target.  The pinky side of my hand is what is pointed at my target this time.  When you throw the change-up this way you want to imagine you are throwing a football.  When you release the ball you want it you roll off your fingers so that it gives the ball downward spin.  Releasing the change-up this way will make your pitch not only slower, but will also make your pitch break down and away.  A pitch that has the same arm speed as a fastball but is slower and it breaks down and away is a very difficult pitch for a batter to hit.  Adding this pitch to your arsenal will make you a much better pitcher and gives you an additional pitch before you need to learn the curve.  Practice throwing this pitch alot and practice keeping this pitch low in the zone.  I hope this helps you learn the change-up one of the best pitches in baseball.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me or leave me a comment on the baseball for youth blog.

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How To Hit The Outside Pitch The Other Way With Power

In this youth baseball tip I will be discussing how to hit the outside pitch with power.  This technique will work on a fastball or off speed pitch over the outter half of the plate.  To start lets discuss where the baseball should be when you hit the ball.  For instance, for an inside pitch you want to hit the pitch early so you can fully extend your arms and turn on it.  So in relation to the plate when you hit the inside pitch the ball should be out in front of the plate.  To hit the ball up the middle you want to hit the ball at the very front of the plate.  Now for the outside pitch you actually want to let the ball travel a little bit further before you hit the ball so that you can drive it to the opposite field with power.  If you do not wait on the pitch you will more than likely pull the pitch and hit a ground ball to the shortstop if your right handed or to second if your left handed.  To show you what I mean about where you should hit the ball, whether it be before it gets to the plate, right at the plate, or waiting and letting the pitch get a little deeper, look at the pictures below.
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If you look closely at this batters swing you can see two very important parts of his mechanics to hit the outside pitch with power.  First I want you to look at his hands, see how they are inside the ball.  This allows the barrell of the bat to come around and hit the ball with maximum power.  The second thing I want you to notice is the knob of the bat.  If you look closely the knob of the bat is being drivin straight at the ball.  These are the two key ideas you want to keep in place when trying to hit the ball the other way with power.  First, drive the knobb of the bat towards the ball and next keep your hands inside the pitch so that you can whip the barrell of the bat to the outside pitch and drive it the other way.  A big key with hitting is you always want to hit the ball where it is pitched.  An inside pitch you want to pull, a pitch down the middle you want to send right back up the middle and a pitch to the outside you want to hit the other way.  The biggest mistake a hitter can make is trying to pull the outside pitch because all you will end up doing is hitting a weak ground ball.  To practice hitting the outside pitch get a youth baseaball tee and set it up right on the outside corner.  Then practice throwing the knob of the bat at the ball and keeping your hands inside the ball and drive the ball to the opposite field.  Before you know it you will be the most complete youth baseball hitter in your league, especially it you check out the link above (Super 8 Hitting System).  The next section of this site that is coming very soon is showing you how to do all these free youth baseball tips on video so that you can see exactly what I am talking about while I am doing it.  So if you come back here in the future and you do not see this part of the page look under the links at the top for "Baseball For Youth Free Video Tips", and you will be able to find all the free youth baseball tips there.  I hope this baseball for youth tip helps you out with hitting that outside pitch, remember if you have any questions please feel free to post them to the baseball for youth blog.

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