Black Cap - Throwing

  Posted Nov 11/19 by André Lachance for Baseball Canada

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Black Cap – Throwing


With a partner or a coach standing in front of the player at a distance of 25 feet, the player is asked to throw the ball.  Accuracy is not important at this stage, only that the play be able to throw the distance. Ball has to travel in the air. Below is a drill that can be used to prepare players for this task:





Throw a certain distance without paying attention to accuracy.



Divide the players into 2 equal groups on each side of the net. Using all soft balls and wiffle balls, ask players to pick a ball off the ground and to throw it over the net. Both teams are throwing and receiving balls over the net for one minute before taking a break and then repeating the exercise.  A little competition can be created where the goal is to send all balls to the other side.


Variations and progressions:

              Players are located farther from the net.


Key points:

              Make sure the grip is appropriate

              Glove side foot forward when throwing



              A minimum of 6 soft balls or wiffle balls

              Screen or net