THROWING EXAMPLES

The throwing examples below will serve as a visual guide of a movement at full speed. When teaching and evaluating a pitcher's progression, you will want to frequently test the "carry over" effect of a phases drills on a full throwing movement. 

 

The Wave

The Wave is primarily used in training phase 2 of the USPBL Throwing Program as a means to build a loose, fluid, circular energy of the upper body as it builds into the release of the baseball. 

Rivera

The Rivera is primarily used in training phase 3 of the USPBL Throwing Program and is primarily used to blend the movements of the pitching delivery together at sub-maximal intensity.

Heisman to Throw

Another way to practice the stretch in Acceleration Phase 1 in a simulated throw. Perform three successful Heisman's and on the fourth attempt, blend into one fluid throwing motion.

Quarterback Drill

Athletic movement designed to simulate the scenario of a quarterback stepping up in the pocket to throw a pass. Drill encourages quick lower half movement which translates into a quick release for position players.

Cross-Over Step

Drill primarily built for position players. Can be used in the infield and outfield and incorporates all movements implemented in the Phase Development Program.

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The Stretch (Coming Soon)

Example highlighting proper use of Acceleration Phase 1 out of the stretch position.

The Windup 

Example highlighting proper use of Acceleration Phase 1 out of the full-windup.

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