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Daily Flat Ground Work Drill

Skill Set: Pitching

Difficulty Level: Easy

Number of Athletes and Coaches: 1-2 athletes and 1 coach, or 2 athletes as partners

Average Time to Complete: 5 minutes

Equipment Required: Gloves and balls

Goal: Preparing your arm for pitching by going through a proper wam up routine

Description of the Drill:

• This progression is to be done after the Interval Throwing program

• Players in partners spread out along the right or left field foul line, 45 to 55 feet from partners

• Partners go through the following flat ground work together:


• Players should throw strikes to each other

• Each partner should throw 10 strikes, and then switch

• The focus should be on the feel of pitches, the command of the fastball side to side, and the location of pitches

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Add Difficulty:

• To add a degree of diffuculty, when players are throwing strikes, have them hit the following spots:

5 Spots 

• Players should throw a pitch to each of the 5 spots (up and in, up and out, down and in, down and middle off-speed, and down and away) calling out which one they are throwing before they pitch

• If the player misses a spot, they must attempt to hit the spot with the next pitch

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From GameChanger and USA Baseball.

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