Helps pitchers develop arm and leg strength for greater velocity on pitches.
- Pitcher stands roughly double the regular pitching distance away from the Catcher (70-80 feet)
How it Works
- Pitcher walks through the drill, meaning she takes a step forward toward the catcher and then goes through her pitching motion.
- Pitcher throws the ball to the catcher.
- Pitcher throws five to 10 pitches and then walks in to the mound (35-40 feet) and throws five to 10 fastballs from the pitching rubber.
- Pitcher should start on the rubber and go through normal pitching motion when on the mound.
- Make sure pitcher’s weight isn’t falling backward on her throws, particularly after she moves onto the mound after throwing from distance.
- You can use this drill as a follow-up to the Pops Drill having the pitcher go into her walkthrough from the last or max distance reached in the Pops Drill.