Teaches pitcher to complete a full arm circle when pitching.

Drill Setup

  • Pitcher stands with a ball and glove.

Full Circle Softball Pitching Drill

How it Works

  1. Pitcher starts with arm down, wrist cocked, fingers pointed toward the catcher.
  2. Arm swings back. Arm comes forward, wrist rotates so fingertips are toward the ground.
  3. Ball goes up to the sky. Then it comes back down, elbow goes into waist and pitcher executes the wrist snap.
  4. Complete 3 sets of 10-15 wrist snaps.

Coaching Tips

  • Wrist should be cocked all the time to the wrist snap.
  • Drill can be run into a wall as well as into the glove.
  • Have beginning pitchers run this drill and the previous three for 3 to 4 weeks before they ever take the mound to prevent injury and keep them from developing bad habits.
  • Tell pitchers to imagine a wall in front of them and the ball is the chalk and they are using it to draw a circle on the wall.