Winter Throwing


#1

Im a new pitcher and trying to get a lot of work in over the winter. Would throwing in my basement (16ft) be good practice or will it confuse my release point. I want to practice but don’t want to delvelop poor habits due to short distance throwing.

Thanks.


#2

In my humble opinion , the space might be better used by getting a full length mirror and working on basic mechanics …


#3

using a mirror is great advice. but you can also get a long sock and and a baseball get some full arm speed throwing work while doing mirror drills. just put the sock over your arm with a baseball in your hand. leave a little room at top to release the ball and tape the sock around the wrist area. throw away.


#4

I throw from about 20 ft away in my basement and love it, I have been for a couple years now, but it’s the first year that I have had a mound inside also.
If your throwing to a net tape or sharpie a couple very small targets like in a grid. Because at the distance missing by 4 inches at 20 is like a foot at 60.

Make sure you do go out and get some long toss in though, you will want to stretch the arm out completely.


#5

Thanks for all of the great ideas. I’ll be putting them all to use.