One of the biggest areas that coaches request are [tag]baseball pitching drills[/tag].  Read below for a great suggestion on this topic.

Progressive drills for pitchers:

Have pitchers start on one knee and no glove–throwing the [tag]baseball[/tag] to another player with a glove about 10-15 feet away.  Pitchers will focus on getting a good top spin on the ball by getting their throwing arm out front of their body and finishing the throw with pulling their hand into their belt buckle.  This [tag]baseball drill[/tag] helps pitchers get used to releasing the ball without having to speed up their arms to cover a large distance.  Have players throw 15 pitches per drill on this to avoid straining their arms as this is a new movement.  Asking players if their arms were feeling strained, you would have any players that were feeling strained to stop throwing immediately.  Once pitchers have confidence and good technique with this drill, advance to the next drill- this may take a couple of practices before advancing but I want players to focus on technique at this point.Baseball Pitching Drills

The next drill would be the same but having the pitchers standing up and throwing with the same motion from flat ground.  The distance between players would increase to 20-25 feet and players would continue to focus on the top spin and arm movement.

This drill would be continued until players had good technique and accuracy while standing. Have players throw 20 pitches per drill on this to avoid straining their arms.  Asking players if their arms were feeling strained, I would have any players that were feeling strained to stop throwing immediately and at the next practice we would only have them work on the first drill if their arm wasn’t feeling strained.  Once again this drill may be used for a few practices before advancing to ensure technique and accuracy were practiced before moving on.

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