Purpose

Pitchers perfect their motion and aim to get good right to left action (or left to right for left-handers).

Set Up

Pitcher lines up anywhere on the field.  He has a glove and ball. This is a live throwing drill.

Execution

  1. Pitcher works on the throwing motion.
  2. He gets into set position and then goes through pitching motion – breaking his hands, loading and then simulating a throw.
  3. He finishes by following-through, ending with his knee inside his elbow.

Coaching Tips

  • 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.

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