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Teaching Proper Throwing Mechanics. WSLL—Throwing Mechanics. Importance of Teaching Proper Throwing Mechanics While Player is Young Throwing Muscle Memory Forms Very Early (6-8 years old) Once Formed it is Extremely Difficult to Change Improper Throwing Mechanics

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wsll throwing mechanics
WSLL—Throwing Mechanics
  • Importance of Teaching Proper Throwing Mechanics While Player is Young
    • Throwing Muscle Memory Forms Very Early (6-8 years old)
    • Once Formed it is Extremely Difficult to Change
  • Improper Throwing Mechanics
    • Biggest Problem for Little Leaguers in majors
    • Most Common Reason for not Making High School Team
  • Improper Warm-Up Throwing
    • Majority of Throws for Young Player
    • Reinforcing Wrong Muscle Memory
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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics
  • The Grip
    • “Four Seam” Grip
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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics
  • The Grip
    • “Four Seam” Grip
    • Center Middle Finger
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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics
  • The Grip
    • “Four Seam” Grip
    • Center Middle Finger
    • Thumb Tucked Under
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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics
  • The Grip
    • “Four Seam” Grip
    • Center Middle Finger
    • Thumb Tucked Under
    • Three-Finger Grip
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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics
  • PRONATION!!!!!!!!!
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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics
  • PRONATION!!!!!!!!!
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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics
  • PRONATION!!!!!!!!!
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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics

The “natural” finish to a straight throw

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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics
  • No “Warm-Up” Throwing!!!
    • Only Throwing Drills
    • Coach Must Watch
  • Flip Drill
    • Throw with Wrist Only
    • Pronate
    • Use Non-throwing Hand to Support Elbow (at least for younger children)
  • Checkpoint Drill
    • “Checkpoint Position”
    • Throw and Follow Through with Pronation
    • Turn into Throw, not Step into Throw
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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics

YES

  • Practice Throws
    • No Kidding Around
    • Full Throws
    • Hip/Body Turn
      • Ear “Shot Put” Throws
    • What Coach Looks For
      • Walk Behind Line
        • Pick Up Rotation
        • Look for “Dot”
      • Watch from Side—See Follow-Through Hand Position
    • Players Pick Up Each Other’s Rotations

(Lefty)

NO

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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics
  • Other Drills
    • Spinner
      • www.clubK.com
    • Knee Drill
    • Star Drill
    • Relay Drill
    • Skip Step Drill
    • Crow Hop Drill
    • Follow-Throw Drills
      • Only After Turn is Learned
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WSLL—Throwing Mechanics
  • Curve Balls
    • Never for Children Under 11
    • Only acceptable rotations:
    • Never Acceptable:

(Lefty)