Here are the summarized steps I go through with teaching my T-ball kids who are just getting started on the fundamentals of throwing.   Give these a try with your young players and they will have a great foundation for the sport.

T-Ball Throwing Drill
Group Knee Position – Throwing & Catching (All Kids) 10 min

Kneeling Throw (1 knee or 2 knees”¦.teaching arm position, grip, and wrist action)   (align by skill level once we learn skill levels a bit more) (** use as many parents as we can for this drill to pair up with kids)

CATCHING – Thumb to thumb; Pinky to Pinky; move left; move right; COVER UP the Ball or Squeeze it (* use 2nd hand to secure AFTER ball hits glove)

THROWING – Grip the ball with 2 or 3 fingers on top for bigger kids; thumb on the bottom; otherwise use 4 fingers or all 5 if small hands

DEMO 1-KNEE Throw and the L-Shape

DEMO the Load & Fire   (Load”¦spread feet athletic position; FRONT Foot point to target; BACK foot 90 degrees) Elbow or glove pointing to target; ball stretched out behind you toward ground   push off with back foot; foot and arm come forward together as glove hand tucks into your side.
Come over the top like you are hitting the “little man” in front of you on top of the head.