How to throw a perfect pitch.

Gripping the ball

Have your pitchers vary their grips on the seams to experiment with the fastball and change - ups. For example, gripping the with seams causes the pitch to sink; gripping the ball across the seams makes the pitch appear to rise.


As with general throws from the field of play, the overhand delivery is the most effective throwing motion for young pitchers. The overhand technique ensures maximum control and puts less strain on young arms.


The motion that starts the pitch is called a windup.The pitcher shifts the weight to the back leg and takes a backward step.


Is the central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates. The pivot is a important part in throwing a pitch. The pitcher shifts its weight forward onto his pivot foot.

  1. Make sure the catcher is in the crouching position, providing a target (mitt) at all times.
  2. Use the legs, not the arm, to shift the weight toward the plate.
  3. Be relaxed and in control throughout the pitching motion.
  4. Keep your eyes on the target throughout the pitching motion. Don't overthrow.
  5. Follow through and be ready to field at the end of the motion.
  6. Make the first pitch a strike every time to get ahead of the batter. After you do these steps then you should be able to throw a good pitch.

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