– To complete the follow through pitching drill, pitchers start on their knees. They go through the pitching motion and just before they release the ball, they stand back up. This encourages them to break at the waist to help the ball get further and it promotes proper follow-through.

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Breaking at the waist helps the body get behind the ball during the “flick.” As the wrist flicks, the body bends forward at the waist. These movements together force the ball away from the hand without pushing the ball or aiming it towards its target. It simply gets the ball in the vicinity and forces it away from the pitcher’s body. This maintains its speed and makes it harder to hit.


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