Pitcher stands anywhere on the field with a ball and glove.
- Teaches pitcher to keep her arm in front of her so she doesn’t hurt her shoulder when she throws.
How it Works
- Pitcher starts with arm up in the air at 12 o’clock. Ball should be toward the front of the head.
- Arm is not locked. Elbow is bent and wrist is cocked.
- Pitcher then drops her arm so the elbow goes into waist and she executes a wrist snap sending the ball into her glove.
- Complete 3 sets of 10-15 wrist snaps.
- Remind pitcher that a whip produces more speed than a stick as a reminder to keep arm unlocked.
- When ball is above the head, pitcher should be able to look up with her eyes (without moving her head) and see it.
- If the pitcher is bringing the ball back too far when it’s over her head, coach should stand behind her and put a hand on her shoulder so she is forced to keep the ball in front.
- Another thing you can do is have the pitcher stand with her back to a wall. If elbow hits the wall, she is bringing her arm back too far.