Pitching drills for kids 9 and up


#1

For those of you that coach younger pitchers, what drills do you use on a regular basis that you can share with members of this forum?


#2

Honestly didnt use any drills. Just made sure mechanics where right. Make sure the glove foot glides.

But to help understand Lower and upper body rhythem, I did crossover steps to the front and back.


#3

One drill I don’t understand is the one where a kid stands square to the target, raises his elbow to shoulder height, and forearm/wrist flips the ball to another player. It has been all the rage and has no correlation to any aspect of throwing anything but perhaps a bit related to shooting a basketball. Wasting valuable practice time on a motion that is not found anywhere in a throwing motion is ludicrous.