I read in one of my pitching books that a good way to develop feel and other skills is to throw at night under the cover of darkness.
Last night, I threw 31 pitches from my yard-mound with about 26 of them hitting my target (I say “hitting my target” because I could not see if they were actually pinpoint accurate, I could only hear them hitting my home made wood strike zone box.)
What a confidence boost!
I think I was successful because I couldn’t get distracted or trip out on little things. In the dark, all you can do is pick up the ball, set and throw, your mind can’t wander cause you can’t see! I live in a desert so my balls tend to get rather dusty, my mound can get overly sandy and too dry etc. and sometimes these things bog me down. I was curious if anyone has tried throwing in the dark and can give feedback on the experience good or bad, helpful or detrimental.