Landing in Relation to the Power Line

In today’s video, I talk a little bit about your landing footwork and how it relates to a good release of the ball.

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


  1. troy

    my daughter is 13. she has a problem with her hand being to far from her hip which people say shes illegal. she was taught to land on the power line. watching your video makes me think thats causing her shoulders to sguare to home plate premature forcing her arm away from her body.any advice on how to fix? all the pitching coaches around here teach the arm curl follow through which i dont like. I really enjoy your site and try to follow what you teach. how hard would it be to start from scratch. shes been pitching like this for 4 years. thanks

    1. Phil

      Hi Troy
      It is not easy to transition from one style to another, however it is not impossible if the spirit is willing. Having not seen your daughter throw it is difficult for me to determine exactly which mechanical flaws are leading to her problem. You are absolutely correct that premature rotation of the hips and shoulders is a major contributing factor to the arm flying away from the body. Obviously this will result in loss of speed and command. “Hello Elbow” or as you call it arm curl follow through, in my opinion, must be eliminated in order to evolve into an outstanding pitcher. If you daughter is willing to take a couple of steps back in order to take giant strides forward my suggestion is to do lots of wall work (there are previous posts that describe wall work). It gives you instant feedback on premature rotation and loss of arm slot/hand path. Let us know your progress and best of luck.

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