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Two Essential Pitching Drills for Youth Baseball

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It’s tough finding the right youth baseball pitching drills that will help the young players on your team. In this article, I’ll show you a handful of drills that will be perfect for any youth player. These drills are simple, yet effective, in creating better throwing and pitching mechanics. Any coach can implement them right away in their practice plans.

Pitching Drill #1: Front-Side Drills

This pitching drill teaches how the front side (glove arm) should work. Youth pitching drills should be simple, and this is a very simple drill.

And for a deeper explanation on what the front side is supposed to do, watch the video below.

Pitching Drill #2: Rocker Drill

This is a foundational pitching drill that any pitcher should use. It’s a drill I did my entire career, and most pitchers I teach it to use it every single day.

BONUS Video: Pitching Velocity Factors

I created an in-depth video on factors that produce pitching velocity, and it’s definitely worth your time to check out. Youth pitchers need lots of structure and instruction, but they also need to be doing the right things in the right doses. Drills are great, but there is more to it than just drills.

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Pitchers: Are You Doing The Right Things?

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The Pitcher’s Development Checklist

Download my free PDF checklist, the Pitcher’sĀ DevelopmentĀ Checklist. You’ll also get a companion video that walks you through it, explaining all of the concepts that pitchers should be working on to be their best one day.

Thanks for reading!

Hopefully these few pitching videos helped, and be sure to sign up for the checklist above. You’ll automatically receive my weekly email newsletter with video, article and podcast updates as well, helping you on your journey through baseball. – Coach Dan


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