Knuckleball Nation was founded in 2008. At the time, it was just one instructional video and one annual clinic in Las Vegas. Demand was high and Knuckleball Nation responded. Through the years, how-to throw knuckleball clinics have popped up in Chicago, Portland, Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Taipei (Taiwan), Seoul (Korea), Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas and Boston. The Intermediate and Advanced instructional videos were born, as well.
Now Knuckleball Nation has upgraded once again with the introduction of The Knuckleball Network, The Scoreboard and The Program.
The Knuckleball Network is a social network for knuckleball pitchers, parents and coaches available only on KnuckleballNation.com. You can sign up right now by clicking The Knuckleball Network link on the left-side menu. It works a lot like Facebook. The primary news feed is public and displays posts made by citizens of Knuckleball Nation from all over the world. You may even find a pro knuckleball pitcher posting in The Knuckleball Network.
The Scoreboard celebrates knuckleballers from all over the world. It lists recent stats and scores by Major League, minor league, college, high school and middle school knuckleball pitchers. It also displays amateur results from members of Knuckleball Nation. Every knuckleball pitcher across this country can sign up for the Scoreboard and have their stats displayed for all their fans. And the Scoreboard is just getting starts. Click on the link in the left-hand menu and submit yourself to be included.
The Program is the most immersive training product ever devised for the knuckleball. It comes in three Phases with each phase building on the last. The Program breaks down the knuckleball delivery into easy-to-understand skills. Each skill is explained in-detail in the accompanying booklet. The DVD contains a further explanation of the skill and outlines drills that you can use to master the skill. Once you feel confident in your mastery of the skill, it’s time to move on to the next challenging skill.
When all the skills are mastered and put together, you’ll have your best knuckleball. Guaranteed. Phases I and II focus on the mechanical approach to the pitch. Phase III is special. It is full of the more nuanced skills that the pros use to make their knuckleballs dance violently.
Please take your time to explore the site. Order the Program, join The Knuckleball Network, have your progress tracked with The Scoreboard and join Knuckleball Nation. Together, we can dispell the myths and bias surrounding this pitch. We can take the knuckleball mainstream.