Pitchers work on keeping their fingertips down all the way through the throw.

Set Up

Place a batting tee behind the pitcher.


  1. Coach says “Go.”
  2. Pitcher picks the ball up off the top of the tee and raises it straight into throwing position.
  3. He then comes forward and throws using proper fundamentals.
  4. He simulates the throw and places the ball back on the tee.
  5. He then repeats until the coach says “Stop.”

Coaching Tips

  • Pitcher should be bringing their weight back on the inside of their push off foot as they go through their motion.
  • Pitcher should start to pick up the ball before he starts his regular pitching motion.