BVSA Teaches: Med Ball Throw
On this episode of BVSA Teaches, Frank Ramppen talks about the med ball throw drill. Another helpful drill to teach the importance of extension through the ball is to use a medicine ball. It’s important to choose a ball size and weight appropriate for your student’s age and size. Place the right hand under the ball and the left hand on top (for right-handed batters) and simulate the swing with a load transfer, then release the ball as if throwing it back to the pitcher. This can be repeated multiple times, but make sure to do it in a safe environment to avoid any injuries.
The focus should be on getting the proper extension through the ball, regardless of the pitch location. This drill can be especially helpful for younger players who tend to roll over too early in their swing. Make sure that they are comfortable with the size of the ball after one swing. If it feels as if they are struggling to throw it then switch to a smaller size.
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