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- A common issue with young softball pitchers—and at the collegiate and professional levels—is keeping the arms and legs moving toward the plate in a straight path.
- The Powerline Drill will help create muscle memory by having the pitcher repeat the proper delivery path, which will increase consistency.
- Create the “Powerline” by using two cones—or gloves, or hats—that are set at the stride length of the pitcher (that align with the left and right side of the rubber).
- Have the pitcher draw a line from the middle of the rubber toward the middle of the plate.
- The idea of the drill is to have the pitcher work on a complete delivery, landing with the stride foot in the middle of the cones.
- Coach’s note: Have the pitcher count their stride length (in steps). That way, they can practice this drill anytime and work on consistency.