Pitchers work on improving their balance on their front leg.

Drill Setup

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

stride drill baseball pitching drill

How it Works

  1. Players start from the stride position.
  2. First, they simply shift their weight from the inside of the back foot to the inside of the front leg.  They do this repeatedly to get a feel for proper weight shifting.
  3. Next, they simulate a throw and hold the follow-through.

Coaching Tips

  • The weight shifts at the beginning of this drill are important because they teach the pitcher to load up and then take the weight forward – when a player is doing this part of the drill stress “inside to inside”.
  • On the simulated throw, pitcher should keep weight on inside of front foot.  Front knee should finish inside the throwing elbow.  Toes should be down flat against the ground.