Category Archives: Baseball Pitching Drills

Baseball pitching drills should focus on arm mechanics and technique. For many players, arm strength and velocity will come later on, so it’s important to emphasize baseball pitching drills that develop the fundamentals.

The “High Five” Drill for Proper Throwing Mechanics

In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating an excellent throwing mechanics drill called the “High Five” Drill.  This is a great drill to use with your younger players who are having trouble throwing through the baseball.  It will help your players generate or create good muscle memory and teach them to throw through the…

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: The Three Phases of Pitching Mechanics

In today’s video blog post, we are talking about the Three Phases of Pitching Mechanics, from both the windup and set positions. The Three Phases of Pitching Mechanics   From the windup position: Preparation – Involves a rocker step which starts the rhythm process. There are critical fundamentals involved in this, but you don’t want…

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“Back Of The Mound” Pitching Drill

In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating the “Back Of The Mound” pitching drill.     “Back Of The Mound” Pitching Drill The purpose of this pitching drill is to make sure that those players that have trouble obtaining and bending the knee can get used to bending their front side knee.  This pitching…

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Breaking Down the Curve Ball: A Video Tutorial!

Today, we are demonstrating the pitching mechanics of the curve ball, with a full mechanical wind-up from the mound. Pitching Mechanics: Breaking Down the Curve Ball Ensure that your pitcher shortens up his stride on the curve ball (as opposed to the stride he uses for his fast ball). By shortening up on the curve…

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Broom Stick Pitching Drill

Purpose This is a great pitching drill that is used to work on throwing a curveball, although it can be used for other pitches as well.  The pitcher will focus on throwing over the broom. Breakdown In this pitching drill, the coach or another player will hold the broom stick up, parallel with the ground.…

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