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Name: Carly Schonberg
Date registered: August 11, 2011


Carly is a windmill pitching specialist and co-founder of Fastpitch Power. She has coached teams at every level from 10U to NCAA. She also designed and built Please feel free to leave questions and site feedback in the comments or via our contact page!

Latest posts

  1. IMPORTANT MESSAGE — March 30, 2017
  2. How to Stride Farther — October 15, 2015
  3. What to do if you can’t find a pitching coach — August 12, 2015
  4. Reader question: hand position at release in forearm fire — July 7, 2015
  5. Best drills for a bent arm circle — June 1, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. A Breakdown of Arm and Hand Position in the Windmill Pitch — 18 comments
  2. Troubleshooting Common Pitch Location Problems — 17 comments
  3. Top Causes of Crow Hopping in Windmill Pitching — 17 comments
  4. Learning to Whip your Arm When it Doesn’t Come Naturally — 13 comments
  5. Drive Through Diagrams — 11 comments

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Hi everyone! It has recently come to our attention that the contact form on our website has been unreliable. We have fixed the problem, but it is very difficult to pinpoint when it started. I want to sincerely apologize to anyone who tried to contact us via our website over the past few months and did not receive a response; chances are we did not receive your email.

Please feel free to resubmit any messages you sent via our contact page, or email me directly at

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How to Stride Farther


This is a long overdue request from reader Raquel, who is having trouble finding a pitching coach for her 9-year-old daughter and is ready to push her to the next level.

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What to do if you can’t find a pitching coach

@joeyfat13 on Twitter asked: “how can you keep your pitcher learning if you can’t find a pitching coach and how do you keep the mechanics?”

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Reader question: hand position at release in forearm fire

Question from reader Eddie about what the wrist does during a forearm fire release, and whether or not it’s too advanced for 10U pitchers.

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Best drills for a bent arm circle

Reader Lisa has a question about her daughter’s very bent arm circle.

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Screwball elbow torque: is it dangerous?


I got a question a while ago from a reader who was curious about Jennie Finch’s screwball, specifically wanting to know if it was safer on the elbow than the more widely taught screwball (which is also the one we teach). I want to dispel some myths about screwballs and drops, and shed some light for any pitchers who may rely on these pitches and experience some elbow soreness.

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Reader question: is my practice paying off?

Question from reader T, who just can’t seem to kick the habit of anchor-dragging her back foot even though she practices every day!

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MLB Pitcher Carter Capps busted for crow hopping

Guess what’s not legal in Major League Baseball either!

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Which Change Up is Right for Me?

Palm or flip? I’m going to answer reader John’s question about how to determine the best change-up to teach an individual pitcher.

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Reader question: toe irritation in pitchers

Reader John has a question about chronic toe pain in pitchers…

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