Drop Ball Spin & Catch DrillFeb 12, 2023
I did 50-100 of these every single day when I was playing in college. I’d walk around the grocery store doing them…. I’d walk to class doing them…. I always found time in my day to crank out my drop spins. Especially as that was my #1 pitch to throw in games. I had to be able to control it in different zones & heights to stay effective and keep batters guessing.
The goal with doing this drill is to spin the ball as quick as you can and catch “on top” as fast as you can!!!! Focus on your FINGERS more than anything for this drill. You want to mimic that same feeling full speed.
My thought process in college before throwing every single drop ball:
1) Pick out quarter sized target (eyes tell me where/how quick to peel my fingers)
2) “Think fastball, look low, peel/spin quick”
This drill also helps beginners understand how their fingers work while throwing a fastball.
Reminder…. Fast & Drop are SISTER PITCHES. I teach all my beginners a dropping fastball which transitions into a drop ball very easily.