I have a little drill that I do for my 13U team. I call it 137. Let me know what you think.
I give the boys a 10-pitch drill. (2 to 4 reps a practice).
The 1 represents-throw your first pitch for a strike, the 3-is sometime within the 10 pitches you must throw 3-strikes in a row and the 7-is to throw 7 of your 10 piches for strikes. Rotate pitchers or throw another 10-pitch rep.
Although they don’t all make the 137 every time, I feel that they concentrate a little more on throwing strikes (this early in the season). The boys do enjoy it and they like to compete against their team mates too. I’ll then recognize the best of the day as the Cy Young winner for that practice. I received a response back from the parent of our Cy Young winner from yesterday and he told me that his son was so exited that he was the winner that day. This is the fun part of coaching.
Do any of you have any other drills that you use in practice that your boys like to do that help with their pitching?
Thanks in advance,