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- Landing incorrectly with the stride foot can cause a number of issues for a softball pitcher.
- In the Angled Line Drill, the pitcher will learn to land at a 45-degree angle, which will make it easier to rotate the hips and get the pitching hand through (correctly) during the delivery.
- To help build the muscle memory, draw a line—at the pitcher’s specific stride length—that marks the proper 45-degree angle.
- Like the previous drill, the idea is not the pitch so this drill can be performed without the ball.
- After the pitcher goes through the delivery, have them check to make sure the foot is in the proper angle, that the hips rotated correctly, and the pitching hand stayed in front of the hips.
- Once the pitcher gets the hang of it, introduce throwing an actual pitch.