PURPOSE: To simplify and teach developing pitches the basic mechanics of pitching.
SET-UP: Pitcher should take the rubber and prepare to go through the proper steps of the basic mechanics.
EXECUTION: When teaching developing pitchers, a simple starting point to teach basic mechanics is to break the wind-up in to 4 parts: Rock, Pivot, Balance, Throw. These basic mechanics will be explained via video soon!
MODIFICATIONS: Pitchers can also practice basic mechanics from the stretch position. This would include feet apart/hands apart, feet closer/hands together in set position, pause, balance, throw.
COACHING TIP: Have pitchers attempt this with their eyes closed. As pitchers are able to execute the windup with closed eyes, they are becoming consistent and comfortable in their mechanics.
Check out the Basic Mechanics Drill Video!
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