The balancing act pitching drill is a very simple drill that forces pitchers to develop a sense of balance during the kick. Pitchers should move through their routine and stop when they get to the kick, holding that position for five seconds.

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If players find that they are unable to hold the position, they will also be unstable during the stride and release. The following tips can help pitchers find and maintain balance:

  • Tightening the abdominal muscles
  • Ensuring that the shoulders are in line
  • Bending the supporting leg
  • Ensuring the hips are in line; the hip on the kicked leg should not be higher than the supporting hip

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