Purpose

This drill breaks down the proper mechanics of the glove tuck portion of the throw.

Set Up

  • Players line up facing coach.

Glove Tuck Softball Throwing Drill

Instructions

  1. Players go into “T” position with arms straight out to the sides – glove pointing toward the target, ball hand straight back, knuckles up toward the sky.
  2. In throwing motion, players turn the glove up like they are flexing their bicep, pulling the glove into their shoulder as the throwing arm goes forward.
  3. Follow-through by touching opposite knee and then step forward with back foot to be in ready position.

Coaching Tips

  • Players should be finishing with knees and shoulders square to their target.
  • Make it easier: Just do the motion with no actual throw.
  • Make it harder: Have players pair up and throw the ball to each other.

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