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:
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
Where does my hand finish?
Where is my release point?
BIG PUSH with back foot
For Change ups
- Start off doing wrist flips to your catcher from about 8 feet make sure not to snap hard with your wrist
- Move back and do half wind mills make sure to finish with both your feet facing the catcher
- Full pitching