Pitchers work from the knee up position on driving and pivoting. Also, helps develop good balance.

Drill Setup

  • Pitcher stands on the mound (3540 feet away) with a ball.
  • Catcher is behind home plate.

knee up softball pitching drill

How it Works

  1. Pitcher raises her stride knee up and holds it there for a second before going through the rest of her motion and throwing to home.
  2. From the knee up position she drives toward home and throws the ball.
  3. Complete 3 sets of 10-15 pitches.

Coaching Tips

  • This drill can be run only from the mound, from in front of the mound or from distance. It can even be run by pushing off second base. Choose where you run the drill from based on your pitcher’s age and ability.
  • Make sure pitcher is staying in good balance in the knee up position. Having good balance is one of the keys to consistently being able to throw strikes.