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Throwing Mechanics

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Stand side-on to whoever you're throwing to

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Point the shoulder of your non-throwing arm at the target

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Your throwing arm should rotate down, then up

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Step into the throw... Push off from your back foot to transfer your weight to your front foot

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Your elbow should end up equal to or higher than the shoulder of your non-throwing arm

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Wing the throwing arm through - down and across

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Your fingers should always be on top of the ball

A training drill you might see, with a focus on THROWING

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Pair children off with each other in a line.
Partners kneel on one knee facing each other, about 5m apart.
One partner bounces the ball with an overarm throw to the other and vice versa.
After two successful throws each, partners each move back two paces.
Ball should bounce high, so that the throwing arm is high.

This teaches accurate throwing, reading of field (grass) conditions, and consideration of the receiver when making a throw.

Teaching basic skills is one of the goals of our TeeBall programme.
These skills, because they involve fundamental body mechanics, can be taken to any sport your child chooses later on.

TeeBall has long been regarded as one of the best way to gain these skills at an early age. In fact, back when baseball was a winter sport in Australia, many of our Sheffield Shield and Test cricketers played it to hone their skills and develop new techniques during the off-season.

All Hills clubs have at least one accredited club official who oversees training of parent-coaches, and who will assist in training schedules, lesson plans, and general guidance. This accreditation involves sports science and world's best practice in injury risk management, as well as knowledge of the game itself.

Together with clinics run by Hills itself for both players and coaches, your child is in good hands.


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