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- Good separation is a critical element of the pitcher’s timing in the delivery.
- Separation occurs when the hands—glove and throwing—separate after the leg lift.
- Keep the weight back: To keep the separation centered, and the weight back, coaches should focus on having the pitcher break the hands over the hind leg.
- Stop them after the leg left and before the drive to see if they are in the correct position.
- Lead with the elbow, not the glove: Make sure the glove-side elbow leads toward the target after the separation. The location of the glove—down, parallel—is up to the pitcher’s “feel.”