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 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.
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.
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.
Drill primarily built for position players. Can be used in the infield and outfield and incorporates all movements implemented in the Phase Development Program.
The Stretch (Coming Soon)
Example highlighting proper use of Acceleration Phase 1 out of the stretch position.
Example highlighting proper use of Acceleration Phase 1 out of the full-windup.