The Throwing X Drill
When I work with a young thrower (below high school), I usually focus a lot of attention on smoothing up the throwing path of their arm. Watch a major leaguer throw on TV and it won’t look like they are putting a lot of effort into their throws. When the radar screen says 95 mph, your mind gets changed. They are putting a lot of effort into it. So why don’t they appear to be? It’s because the body parts used in throwing are gel together at the right time to make a smooth, graceful throwing motion. Unfortunately, too many young throwers have a mechanical, herky-jerky style of throwing which doesn’t enable them to get the most out of their arms and body.
Today’s video tip is a good drill that I frequently use to get throwers to be more rhythmic and graceful. It’s called the Throwing X Drill.