Reviewing throwing technique with players is critical at every level, says Coach Yvette Healy. With younger players, one key aspect is making sure they leave space between their hand and the ball. With older players, coach them on using the seams to make better throws. Guide all ages to pull the ball out of the glove properly to create more whip in their throws.
Hear more about these topics and learn the two throwing drills described below when you watch the video.
Drills for practicing throwing fundamentals:
Purpose: To help players learn basic throwing techniques.
How it works: A player starts on her knees, then moves through the following progressions:
#1: On knees, glove shoulder to target, grab ball off ground
Teaching point: ball down = create whip
Teaching point: maintain core
#2: On knees, throw and fall
Requirements: One or more players, gloves, balls and a field