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Friday, July 28, 2017

Pitching: I miss high often when I pitch, what drill would help me fix that?

This is probably the best drill there is for pitchers. Have your pitchers pack a towel about 18 inches long in their bags at all times. In order to ensure proper set up for this drill you want to have the pitcher go through a game like wind up and hold their landing foot or stride position at the end. From there, the player needs to step off heel to toe about 4 to 5 steps from the point where their stride foot landed. This is where the coach will kneel down and hold out heir hand or a glove (you can also place a chair or bucket here if a partner or coach is not available). The player will then hold the towel around their middle finger and go through their motion trying to slap the baseball coach's hand or glove with the towel.

The point of the drill is to simulate releasing the ball out in front as far as possible. Reaching out is a key to pitching, your pitchers throwing hand should be as close to their target as possible when they release the baseball.

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Pitching: I miss high often when I pitch, what drill would help me fix that?

This is probably the best drill there is for pitchers. Have your pitchers pack a towel about 18 inches long in their bags at all times. In order to ensure proper set up for this drill you want to have the pitcher go through a game like wind up and hold their landing foot or stride position at the end. From there, the player needs to step off heel to toe about 4 to 5 steps from the point where their stride foot landed. This is where the coach will kneel down and hold out heir hand or a glove (you can also place a chair or bucket here if a partner or coach is not available). The player will then hold the towel around their middle finger and go through their motion trying to slap the baseball coach's hand or glove with the towel.

The point of the drill is to simulate releasing the ball out in front as far as possible. Reaching out is a key to pitching, your pitchers throwing hand should be as close to their target as possible when they release the baseball.