The “W” drill conditions pitchers in fielding the bunt, making a firm throw, and developing mental toughness.
Draw a large “W” in the dirt.
Stand on the pitching rubber with the “W” facing the pitcher.
The first pitcher throws a pitch to the catcher, drives off the mound to her right, fields a rolled ground ball or bunt from the batter’s box, makes a firm throw to first base, and returns to the pitching rubber.
The pitcher then throws her second pitch, drives downhill and fields a rolled ball at the top of the “W”, makes a firm throw to second base, then back pedals full speed to the pitching rubber.
The pitcher then throws her third pitch, drives downhill, fields a rolled ball to her left, makes a firm throw to third base, then back pedals full speed to the pitching rubber.
The second pitcher then toes the rubber and starts her round of the same drill, and then the third pitcher, etc.
This drill is to be full speed throughout.
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