In today’s video post, we are talking about a great baseball drill that will help you fine-tune your pitching mechanics! This drill encourages arm speed out in front of the release. It is a great drill for the pitcher who tends to cut the throw off, or has a release too far behind his head, and all his hand speed happens before he releases the ball.
This drill uses a wooden dowel and air/wind sound to help your pitcher understand where and when to release the pitch, based on his own speed and velocity.
Fine Tune Your Pitching Mechanics with this Baseball Drill
2 foot, 5/8 inch dowel, with the handle taped to create a shape similar to baseball (you will be gripping this piece like a baseball).
Performing the Drill:
Hold the handle of the dowel like a baseball you are preparing to throw.
As you go through the motions of throwing the “ball”, you will hear the wand move through the air and make a “Swish” sound.
The hand/arm speed and timing of your hand speed is very important. You want to make sure where you hear the “swish” out in front – either even with your head or a little out in front of your head.
For more drills like this one, be sure to check out our Baseball Drills & Practice Plans!
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