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Effective Pick-off Mechanics

Slide Step.
Strategy - speeding the delivery to the plate without sacrificing pitch location. The pitcher lifts their leg directly into the "foot strike" position. ("Foot Strike" Position. Feet - in line with the target… Knees - flexed… Shoulders - in line with the target… Chest - over the knees… Glove Side Elbow - pointing at the target… Throwing Arm - the forearm and the upper arm form a right angle at the elbow… Throwing Hand Palm - facing second base.)...

Motion. Stride Foot - moves forward landing on the inside of the stride foot. The foot points to the throwing side corner of the plate placing the pitcher in an excellent "Foot Strike" Position.

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Effective Pick-off Mechanics

In this 8 panel brochure, Baseball Parents, Developmental League Coaches and Self-Coached Players discover these reproducible pick-off mechanics ...

  • mound routine,

  • pick-offs at all the bases,

  • right-handed pick-off moves,

  • left-handed pick-off moves,

  • recognizing a "balk,"

  • skills to disrupt runner's timing and

  • basic 'pick-off drills.' 

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