Phil

Author's details

Name: Phil Schonberg
Date registered: March 21, 2012

Biography

Phil Schonberg is a co-founder of Fastpitch Power, inc. He teaches all aspects of fastptich softball, specializing in windmill pitching and coaches' training.

Latest posts

  1. Consistency Part 1 — June 14, 2017
  2. Breaking Down Forearm Fire — May 2, 2017
  3. Drop Ball vs. Riseball: Which Is More Effective? — April 13, 2017
  4. Backswings: Do They Help or Hurt Your Pitch? — March 28, 2017
  5. Want more velocity? Hurry up and wait! — February 23, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Windmill Pitching Drills for Increased Speed: Long Toss — 8 comments
  2. Progression Drill for Movement Pitches — 7 comments
  3. Further breakdown of forearm fire — 7 comments
  4. Knuckle Change Discussion — 7 comments
  5. Back to basics in the offseason with reach, track, fire — 6 comments

Author's posts listings

Consistency Part 1

In this video, I talk about consistency and commanding the strike zone. This is something that separates the good pitchers from the outstanding pitchers.

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Breaking Down Forearm Fire

In this video, I respond to a reader request and break down forearm fire even further.

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Drop Ball vs. Riseball: Which Is More Effective?

In this video, I discuss the difference between a drop ball and a rise ball, and give my opinion as to which pitch is more effective for strikeout pitchers.

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Backswings: Do They Help or Hurt Your Pitch?

In this video, I address the use of a backswing during the pre-motion, and give my opinion as to whether they are helpful or harmful to the pitch.

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Want more velocity? Hurry up and wait!

In this video, I discuss the importance of the passage of time in the growth and development of athletes.

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Questions Asked…Questions Answered.

In this video, I answer follower questions about lower body mechanics

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Fastpitch Power Terminology

In this video, I explain and define some of the most common pitching terms we use here at Fastpitch Power.

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Flexion vs. Extension in the Pitch Delivery

In this video, I dive further into forearm fire by discussing the difference between elbow flexion and elbow extension during the pitch delivery, and which technique is optimal

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What’s Your Out Pitch?

In this video, I talk about how the best pitchers use movement pitches and changes in velocity and not just maximum speed to strike out batters.

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Detach Yourself from the Result

In this video, I talk about how focusing too much on the result can cause a breakdown in mechanics and poor pitch quality.

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