17 responses

  1. Eddy Hernandez
    January 8, 2013

    I agree with Coach. I’ve used the 2″ x 4″ for alignent and it works; but never the toe tap. I’ll try that one with my pitchers.

    Thank you.

  2. Alexander Williams
    August 17, 2012

    This is great stuff, Thank you

  3. Britt
    August 15, 2012

    Any drill that keeps a pitcher’s weight on their back foot is good. As a former D1 college pitcher, I struggled because my body was always out in front of my arm. As a result, I had shoulder problems later in my career and had to have surgery. Rushing caused undue stress on my shoulder. When I give pitching lessons- this is one of the main items I work on with young pitchers

    • Doug Massey
      October 1, 2012

      Correct! you got it right..

  4. JimG
    August 15, 2012

    This is a good drill for a quick fix. However if you have your pitchers leading to the plate with their butt and heel that solves the arm release and rushing issues along with keeping them closed and front shoulder from flying open. Which along with loss of balance is the key concern with rushing your delivery. thanks

  5. Jeff
    August 14, 2012

    Great stuff!! thanks coach

  6. Arnie Johanningsmeier
    August 14, 2012

    Great Drill. I have a couple players in mind this will help,immensely.

  7. Martin Kahn
    August 14, 2012

    I teach my kids balance points in all drills whether it’s pitching, fielding or hitting. I really like where you show the separation and arm extension…another valuable point in the pitching mechanics. I personally tell my son to make believe the wrists and knees are connecting with a string as you point out that the arms and legs move in unison. I tell him to spread his wings like and eagle to get his arms separated and extended.
    By showing my boys this little instructional video they will get my point and see that it’s also coming from someone else. This reinforces my teachings. Thank you for this little drill. I will implement this into my practice drills.

  8. Coach P
    August 14, 2012

    Thanks Coach.

  9. Scott
    August 14, 2012

    Great Drill. This will help with alignment and speed!!!

  10. Kevin
    August 14, 2012

    This is a great drill. My sons have been coached since day 1 the balance/touch/power position with the hand breaking at the waist as the knee drops. Good drill. Breaking the phases down in your drill will help teach the proper pitching sequence and time to ensure the arm isn’t trailing the rest of the body.

  11. David
    August 14, 2012

    Yes, I think this is a good mechanical drill and I like the added piece on the alignment as well.

  12. david
    August 13, 2012

    Anything that can help those kids slow down is good. My son throws the ball up and down about 3 times to before he hits the mound and gets set. This slows him down and makes some kids think he’s not paying attention. He’s even gotten a few pics off it.

  13. Larry Anderson
    August 13, 2012

    I don’t like this drill as it doesn’t allow your body to use its forward momentum to accelerate towards home plate. You end up doing more of a push off instead of your body weight creating the movement home. Of course your lower body momentum is what creates velocity. If you bring your front leg down before going home, I can pretty much tell you that they will drop down on their back leg which will reduce their velocity.

  14. Kevin
    August 13, 2012

    no sound

    • kenny
      September 5, 2012

      I’m getting sound when I play it. Make sure that your speakers are on, up, and correctly connected to your computer. Good luck!

  15. RobJ
    August 13, 2012

    Looks like the kind of drill I need to help a young pitcher learn to take his front leg up then down before striding forward.

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