Pitching Drills

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Source: Winning Baseball, Trent Mongero

Coach Hand-Off
Coach Toss
Towel
Ball Toss
Pump Mechanics
Shuffle
Bucket

Video: Drills 1 to 9 (Winning Baseball) (10 min) 

1. Coach Hand-Off Balance

Video: Coach Hand-Off (Winning Baseball) (1 min) 

Purpose:

To reinforce pitchers staying balanced as they raise their knee to start their delivery.

Instructions:

  • Coach has one ball to hand to pitcher standing on mound.
  • Catcher at plate ready to receive pitch.
  • Coach stands beside pitcher and hands pitcher a ball when the pitcher is in the balanced position (with knee up).
  • Pitcher takes ball from coach’s hand and pitches the ball.
  • Catcher throws ball back to catcher who gives ball back to coach.

Coaching Points:

  • Make sure pitcher gets into a good, quality balanced position that they can hold for a couple of seconds before you hand them the ball.
2. Coach Toss Balance (More Advanced)

Video: Coach Toss (Winning Baseball) (1 min) 

Purpose:

To reinforce pitchers staying balanced as they raise their knee to start their delivery.

Instructions:

  • Coach has one ball to toss to pitcher standing on mound.
  • Catcher at plate ready to receive pitch.
  • Coach stands behind pitcher and hands pitcher a ball when the pitcher is in the balanced position (with knee up).
  • Pitcher takes ball from coach’s hand and pitches the ball.
  • Catcher throws ball back to catcher who gives ball back to coach.

Coaching Points:

  • Make sure pitcher gets into a good, quality balanced position that they can hold for a couple of seconds before you hand them the ball.

3. Towel

4. Ball Toss (Phase I & II) (More Advanced)

5. Pump Mechanics (Phase III & IV)

6. Shuffle

7. Bucket

8. Hop-Hop (More Advanced)

9. T-Alignment