Pitching Agility

  • Last updated Aug. 27, 2015

Photo title
Image source: pitcherlist.com

3-Cone Agility Drill


Place 3 cones 5-10 yards apart.  Label cones 1, 2, and 3.  Player begins at cone #2.  Coach yells out a number and player must sprint to that cone.   Then coach will yell different number.  The player IMMEDIATELY changes direction to sprint to next cone.   If he reaches the cone before the next number is called, he must immediately backpedal. This forces players to stop on dime without slowing down as they would in a line drill.  It is excellent for developing leg power.  Can be done with one player or two.

3-Ball Outfield Drill


Coach has 3 baseballs.  Player sprints while expecting a ball over right shoulder.  When he catches that ball he looks for one over his left shoulder.  When he catches that one he looks for ball over his right shoulder again.  This drill is one sprint catching three balls, not three different sprints. This drill is very baseball specific and helps develop baseball skills while conditioning.

Ball Shuffle


Player starts about 5 yards away from coach with one ball.  He sprints to coach, hands (not tosses) the ball to coach, and starts to backpedal.  Player backpedals until coach tosses ball to either side.  Player shuffles to ball, picks up ball and sprints to coach.  Player hands ball to coach and repeats.

What do you think?

Now it's time to hear from you:

Are there any additional tips that I missed?

Or maybe you have an idea of how I can make this article even better.

Either way, leave a comment and let me know.

Get exclusive pitching tips

Are you in yet? Click the button below and enter your email to get advanced pitching strategies that I ONLY share with my 87,431 newsletter subscribers. (This is where I share my best material, and it's FREE!)

Get Exclusive Tips From Steven »

Seriously, pitchers and coaches are loving these tips

Great reviews of Steven Ellis exclusive baseball pitching tips