There are many ways and drills to teach proper throwing form. Players can start on one knee to perfect upper body motion. What follows is the method that should be used having begun the throwing motion from a standing position:
· Lower Body Stance
· Upper Body Position
PRACTICE - STEP, HIPS, HANDS, FOLLOW THROUGH
The following is generally accepted as a way to learn windmill pitching. Individual instructors may vary from this, but will probably concur on the major points.
Part 1 Presentation - Glove and hand together – legally must present the ball. Pitching arm side foot forward. Both feet in contact with the pithching rubber.
Part 2 Prepare – Rock back. Some may choose to separate the hands.
Part 3 Turn body - As you move forward with the glove side leg, Turn body halfway through motion – open up to 3rd base side for righties, 1st base side for lefties. This is for POWER – allows for legs and hips to get involved. If you froze after this step, your arms would form an “L”:
Part 4 Wrist snap - Turn the hips to face the plate, drop hand down by leg and snap wrist at release
Part 5 – Follow through – hand to the air and in fielding position