Pitchers perfect their motion and aim to get good right to left action (or left to right for left-handers).
Pitcher lines up anywhere on the field. He has a glove and ball. This is a live throwing drill.
- Pitcher works on the throwing motion.
- He gets into set position and then goes through pitching motion – breaking his hands, loading and then simulating a throw.
- He finishes by following-through, ending with his knee inside his elbow.
- This is a good drill for pitchers who have recently pitched a game but have a pitching motion flaw they need to work on.
- Pitchers do NOT throw the ball in this drill.
- Look for proper pitching fundamentals with good right to left action (or left to right for left-handers).
- Pitchers should practice this motion drill until they can “feel it in their sleep”… until their motion becomes habit.
- If pitchers have flaws in their deliveries, exaggerate the proper form in this drill. For example, if a pitcher is not pushing off and getting low, have them actually touch their knee to the ground on the simulated throw.