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Category: Pitching
Type: Drill

HAND OFF




Have the player stand the normal pitching distance from a catcher, with his non-throwing shoulder to the catcher. A person should stand behind the pitcher so that his shoulder brushes the back of the pitcher's shoulder. The pitcher must kick straight up and stay there for a count of 2 and then he has to reach back while in the middle of his kick, and take a ball out of the hand of the person behind him.

This will keep the pitcher from 'slinging' the ball and hurting his elbow, improves his balance point during his windup, and it keeps his hand on top of the ball during his windup. The drill will give him better snap on the ball and reduce side-arming.

Submitted by: David J Meacher


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