Basic Pitching Warm Up

Use this basic pitching warm up for your young pitchers getting ready for the game.  Make sure that the catcher wears a mask and that they both get ground ball and fly balls as well.  Have them throw overhand first to get their arms warmed up.

Basic Pitching Warm-Up

Basic Pitching Warm Up:

1. WRIST FLIPS
Stand 8 feet from catcher sideways
Wrist does NOT go above shoulder
Small step and release ball at hip

REMEMBER: finish with hand touching shoulder and both feet facing catcher

*Do about 20 of those

2. HALF WINDMILL THROW
Stand 20 ft from catcher sideways
both hands start above head
take a step and bring arm around
big push off with back foot

REMEMBER: Finish with hand touching shoulder and big push with back foot (right foot)

* Do about 20

3. FULL PITCH

REMEMBER:

Where does my hand finish?
Where is my release point?
BIG PUSH with back foot

For Change ups

  1. Start off doing wrist flips to your catcher from about 8 feet make sure not to snap hard with your wrist
  2. Move back and do half wind mills make sure to finish with both your feet facing the catcher
  3. Full pitching

 

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Basic Pitching Warm Up
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Basic Pitching Warm Up
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Use this basic pitching warm up for young pitchers who are just learning their routines. Build on this warm up as experience is gained.
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