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Being able to identify and apply drills to pitches is a key yet complex job for pitching coaches. Which pieces should we focus on?


This mini-course introduces the core Driveline throwing drills, why we do them, what they're focused on, and common mistakes. We have trainers and athletes break down each drill visually to see what we're focused on when watching athletes perform them in the gym.


Key lessons

  • Principles of weight ball and Plyo balls
  • An introduction to constraint drills and breakdowns of each drill
  • Basic mechanics pieces for coaches to focus on when watching their pitchers


Driveline's Pitching Mechanics and Drills mini-course is the perfect resource for anyone looking to start using Driveline plyo drills. We teach every coach a straightforward way for them to keep their pitchers healthier and improve their mechanics.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Principles

    • The History and Theory Behind the Plyo Drills - (04:01)

    • Acceptance Of Weighted Baseballs - (07:23)

  • 2

    Constraint Drills

    • Intro Trainer Roundtable Constraint Drills - (05:28)

    • Teaching and Troubleshooting Reverse Throws - (05:58)

    • Teaching and Troubleshooting the Pivot Pick-Off Drill - (03:12)

    • Distance from the Wall and Pivot Pick-offs - (02:57)

    • Pivot Pickoffs and the Lower Half - (04:44)

    • Correcting Fake Layback - (04:19)

    • Teaching and Troubleshooting the Scap Retraction Drill - (01:25)

    • Teaching and Troubleshooting the Foot Up Rocker - (04:11)

    • Teaching and Troubleshooting Roll-ins - (02:18)

    • Cueing Roll-in Throws - (05:46)

    • Teaching and Troubleshooting the Rocker Drill - (02:59)

    • Cueing Rocker Throws - (04:10)

    • Teaching and Troubleshooting the Step Back Drill - (02:12)

    • Teaching and Troubleshooting the Drop Step - (04:44)

    • Teaching and Troubleshooting the Constrained Drop Step - (06:28)

    • Teaching and Troubleshooting the Janitor Drill - (01:58)

    • Teaching and Troubleshooting the Walking Windup Drill - (01:26)

    • Cueing Walking Windups - (02:31)

    • Constraint Drill Quiz 1

    • Constraint Drills Quiz 2

  • 3

    Pitching Mechanics

    • Back Leg Mound Mechanics - (06:40)

    • Cueing the Back Leg in Pitching - (07:07)

    • Front Leg Mechanics - (03:31)

    • Torso Mound Mechanics - (05:00)