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Camp Drills

Volume 5, No. 2 - March 2010

Little League Baseball Camp Drills

By Scott Grove, Little League Baseball Camp

Philosophy: There is a lot of discussion concerning the development of throwing arms of today’s children. Pitch counts have been established in the Little League program to help alleviate this problem. The goal of our pitching and pitching drills section is to help coaches develop proper throwing mechanics and to improve arm strength.

Drill #4 – Backwards Progression - One Knee Extend and Stand Drill – Baseball

  • Thrower performs drill similar to the One Knee Drill
  • At the time of delivering the ball, the thrower explodes off the knee on the ground and comes to a standing position out over the front knee.
  • Mechanics of the throw include correct hand separation, ball away in the launch and a smooth effortless delivery to a 2 – handed target.
  • For the thrower to get out “over the front knee” the thrower must take his “chest to the glove.”
  • A good follow through to the correct fielding position should also be emphasized.
  • Distance is 35 – 40 feet apart.

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