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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

Author's posts listings

What Can Cause Forearm Soreness

“Do you see kids getting any soreness in their forearm…if so what do you attribute it to?”

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Teaching Wrist Snap


We got an excellent question from reader Shelley this week about teaching wrist snaps. This is great information for everyone!

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The Most Important Thing For Beginner Pitchers

Got a question from reader Rob whose daughter is a beginner pitcher. He wanted to know: what is the single most important thing for them to focus on at the beginning of the learning process?

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Reader question: I’ve never pitched, but my team needs help!

My season starts in a few days and I need to learn to pitch fast. What can I do?

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How Tape Can Help You Practice Pitching


Pittsburgh just got its first snow of the year! Unless you’re in a warm place, you’re probably stuck in a gym for at least 2-3 more months. There aren’t many advantages to pitching on a gym floor, but there is one: TAPE! Today you’re going to learn how some strategically placed tape strips can aid your pitching practice.

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Winter Practice Tips: Spins and Other Resources

“How much should my daughter be practicing?” and “what should we be working on?” are two of my most consistently frequently asked questions, both from readers writing in and from my own students. Since the off-season is the time when people seem to be the most unsure, here is a list of resources you can use as a training guide!

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Where Does Power Come From: A Follow-Up

In my last post I answered a reader’s question about where power comes from in windmill pitching. As you can see, the answer is not a matter of opinion; there is a right and a wrong answer based on the laws of physics. If that’s the case, why are there so many varying pitching styles out there? I think I can answer that one for you as well.

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Pitching Power: Where Does it Come From?

Great question from one of our readers about where power actually comes from in windmill pitching.

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3 Movement Pitch Dealbreakers

We’re firm believers that movement pitches happen mostly from the elbow down; if you’re not generating the correct kind of spin—and A LOT of tight fast spin—using your wrist and fingers with a loose forearm, your pitch won’t truly move, even if you hit your location. However, even if you have good spin, there are a few dealbreakers that will prevent you from hitting your spots or throwing a good pitch overall.

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How to Wake Up Your Arms and Legs

In my last post, we discussed some of the problems that can arise if your arms and legs are “asleep”—meaning your arm movements are dominated by your shoulder rather than your actual arms, and/or your leg movements are dominated by your hips rather than your legs. This can cause poor speed, bad movement pitches, inability to whip your arm, and in many cases, pain. Today we’re going to talk about WHY this happens in some pitchers and what you can do about it.

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