Pitchers work on balancing on their push off foot.

Set Up

  • Pitchers line up anywhere on the field. They have a glove and a ball.

Push Off Baseball Pitching Drill


  1. Players start from the stretch.
  2. They shift their weight onto their push off foot and balance on it as they raise their front leg.
  3. They hold their position balancing on their push off foot with their front leg in the air until coach says down.

Coaching Tips

  • To begin, pitchers should be turning the push off foot “toe ahead of heel.”
  • They should be balancing on the inside of the foot.
  • When picking up the front leg, the toes leave the ground last.
  • Back knee should be pointed toward the target; back knee is unlocked.