A Fantastic Throwing Drill Using Isolated Footwork!

In today’s video blog post, we are talking about a great baseball throwing drill that utilizes isolated feet work. In an isolated foot drill, you are focusing on keeping your feet stationary, not moving them at all throughout the throwing drill.

“Isolated Feet” Throwing Drill

In this drill, you are going to work on “stride without striding”.  This is a great baseball throwing drill that allows you to focus only on your throwing.  By doing this type of drill, you don’t have to worry as much about your lower body, which allows you to focus on important points like getting the ball into the right position, using the correct arm angle, correct release, pulling the ball out, and the other elements of the throw.

  • You are going to “Stride without striding” by bringing your weight to the inside of the back foot, keeping the knee of the right leg inside (left leg if you are left-handed)
  • When you land on your stride foot, you are going to keep the knee on the inside of that leg.
  • The purpose of this action is to ensure that you always stay balanced on the inside of the feet.
  • Work on the throw, with good rotation and staying inside, and aim for the neck of your target receiver
  • You want to feel the ball releasing below your left eye (if you are right-handed)
  • Get the hand up and come over the top, and get good extension with your hand

 

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