5 Drills to Teaching the Curveball

Teaching the Curveball


When teaching the curveball to a pitcher, you want to teach an effective curveball.

There are 5 keys to an effective curveball.

  • Create Maximum Top Spin
  • Use Fastball Arm Action 
  • Incorporate Appropriate Leverage 
  • Release Producing Vertical Break 
  • Linear Finish in Proper Fielding Position

It is easier to teach new things through isolation drills.

Here are the 5 drills recommended in the article:

  1. Two Knee Laydown Spinners
  2. Two Knee Arm Swing Spinners
  3. Getting to the Kickstand
  4. Step-Behind Spinners
  5. Double Bounce Karate Chops


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