Throwing Course

Learn the Firecracker overhand routine and important throwing slots that most players fail to learn. It is very noticeable when a player has the correct throwing motion and release. This has been a signature of the FC defense for years.
  Firecracker Warm Up Routine

Here's an example of how our Firecracker throwing warm up routine. It incorporates both long and short toss. Perform this for about 10-15 minutes before practice or workouts.
  Downward Trajectory

*Game Changer* This is an extremely important concept for our players to understand when throwing the ball. It's another trait of higher level trained players, which is important not only to play the game correctly, but it also significantly increases recruiting value because so few players utilize it.
  Overhand Diamond Catch

This drill develops playing catch while communicating, which are the keys to successful defense. It also concentrates on "rhythm" and "downward trajectory", which are traits that stand out on the field at camps and combines.

  The Pitch Back

Here FC alum and former All-American Kylee Lahners demonstrates how you can incorperate the "pitch back" into your home practice regiment. It's simple, affordable and fun! Most importantly it's a good way to get a lot of quality repetitions while offsetting your lesson costs.
Sidearm Throw
  Throwing Sidearm - Introduction

**Game Changer** Coach Tony explains the most critical checkpoints when teaching the sidearm throw.

  Throwing Sidearm - First Steps

This is how we introduce our players to throwing sidearm. We have them visualize and reproduce the correct motions at a slower speed before progressing to a faster speed.

  Throwing Sidearm - Multiple Players

Here we incorporate multiple players while paying attention to detail and slowly picking up speed. Notice the quality is not lost when transitioning to full speed throws.

  Throwing Sidearm - Double Plays

Learn how to incorporate the sidearm throw into your double play feeds.

  Throwing Sidearm - Ground Ball Double Play

Coach Tony explains a simple double play feed drill using our sidearm form.

  Throwing Sidearm - Incorporating Into Warm Up

FC alum Kylee and Sammie demonstrate how players can apply our principles of throwing sidearm to their warm up routine.

  Mindset Of A Pitcher

Before you step in the circle, you must have a mental approach that will allow you to play your best on a consistent basis.