Helps pitcher correct flaws in delivery.
- Pitcher stands on the rubber.
- Catcher is behind home plate. (35-40 feet away)
How it Works
- Pitcher goes through normal motion and throws the ball to the catcher.
- Coach critiques the motion and offers tips to correct any problems.
- Complete 2 sets of 10-15 pitches.
- If ball is coming in too high or too low make sure pitcher is executing wrist snap at right time – when elbow brushes hip. If ball is high, pitcher is releasing the ball out in front of her body instead of at her hip.
- Another cause of a high pitch is taking too big of a lead step.
- If ball goes to the right side of the plate (from pitcher’s perspective) she may be slamming the door (pulling hip through) too soon.
- If ball is going to the left side of the plate (from pitcher’s perspective) she may not be opening all the way which then causes her to pull across her body.
- Causes of low balls include letting the ball go too soon (behind the body instead of at the hip) and leaning on the front foot (taking a short first step).