Hi! My name is Mike Lumley on behalf of Expert
Village. I am here to teach you pitching. So starting with the hand grip, I prefer that
this part of the horseshoe goes in towards the middle of the body, fingers try to split
the ball having a bit of a center line and thumb is directly underneath on the bottom.
If we put the ball in, we don’t want to choke it too deep. If we choke it too deep, then
we have less accuracy and a lot of drag on the ball which is going to cause less velocity.
So if I take the stripe ball, that will give me a good view on where my fingers should
be placed; dead over the ball dead center and then right over the top. So here we are
going to throw and I will show a little bit of an example of throwing the ball. We are
going to go through a few steps today. The first one we are going to call is basically
elbow up and elbow up is working on the release of the ball. So right now we are going to
start and when we want to throw the ball, we want to make sure that we lead out with
our elbow and release up front. So in this drill, we are going to stand up nice and tall
or sit up tall on our knees, elbows up high as our shoulder and out in front of our shoulder.
All we are trying to do with this drill is work on our release and put a little bit of
zip on the ball.