This video shows an L drill or Power position setup and throw. It is used by almost every coach and pitching instructor and honestly I’m tired of seeing it instructed. I am using the water bottle to show the INABILITY to create resistance in a throw. In this drill, the arm supplies the force and not the entire body due to the position of the elbow and the “pushing motion” it creates. This places tremendous stress on the shoulder and elbow due to a lack of separation between the hips and trunk. The elbow does not unhinge or extend near the body, where it should. Instead, it moves forward past these structures and creates a pushing motion. The elbow is out in front of the body. This is where the elbow becomes irritated!
In this baseball & softball High Level Throwing course, Austin Wasserman shares the techniques for his Water Bottle Drill. The Water Bottle Drill is the #1 Throwing Drill that will enhance an athlete’s understanding of arm path with less resistance than an actual throw! Less resistance = less interference with your current throwing volume while enhancing the arm pattern! An efficient arm path w...
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