throw into a tarp that is only a few feet away if you want to take the "throw a strike" part out of the equation. My DD (13) PC still has her do it will working certain things.Glad to know I am not the only one making that mistake. My DD was having issues of not executing her push off the rubber the same when actually pitching to a batter as she did pitching at home. She would shortened up her stride basically to a step trying to slow everything down and what I call place the ball instead of pitching the ball. When this happened her control was worse even though her mind she was trying to get more control. So we spent 4 weeks pitching without a ball then last week doing one without a ball then one with a ball throwing into a net. Concentrating on drive mechanics and staying stacked. My thought was if we do this enough without worrying about throwing a strike or hitting someone it will become engrained enough that she cant do it any other way. Maybe it was a waste of time, but was something we could do while giving her arm a break for a month or so.