Purpose

Makes sure pitcher does not drag his back foot.

Drill Setup

  • Drill can be run anywhere on the field.
  • You need a pitcher and either a catcher or net for him to throw to.

How it Works

  1. Pitcher stands with feet shoulder-width or a little farther apart.
  2. He pinches the knees together as he throws the ball to make sure the back foot is getting up and over instead of dragging.
  3. Complete 15-20 repetitions.
Diagram: Pinch The Knee (Breakdown)

Coaching Tips

  • Pitcher must take a position where he can field the overthrow and not be overthrown himself.
  • Drill can be run to other bases.
  • Pitcher must understand that wherever a runner is going that is where he needs to be backing up the play.

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