Step Behind First Pitch

I talk a lot about Bauer because he is the model for our pitching program. We are going to incorporate his warm up routine into our own. If I asked you to throw the hardest you’ve ever thrown, I guarantee you would pick to crow hop the ball. Thus, I want the first throw of each innings warm up to be an athletic, hard step behind to the crouching catcher’s knees. This should feel very natural, free,  and explosive. You should then spend the rest of your warm up pitches recreating this feeling from your wind up and locating your pitches.