Tag Archive: Art of softball pitching

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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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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Finding Your Edge

Whether you’re learning a new pitch or trying to fix a bad habit, “finding your edge” is the most valuable technique you can use. And if you’re NOT mindful of your “edge,” you can end up having setbacks.

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More On What Makes Pitchers Effective

I have developed quite a large client base here in Wayne, Pennsylvania. I continue to acquire new students, while still instructing the original group of girls I began working with a few years ago. I frequently get texts and calls from parents, updating me on the games my pitchers play in, which I love. I always enjoy hearing about how my girls perform in game situations because it is so different from how they perform during lessons.

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Rotation in Windmill Pitching

A follow up to Joe’s last video about the involvement of rotational movement in the windmill pitch. This is an important concept to understand!

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Why You Can’t Keep Your Front Side Closed

Does your hitter or pitcher have a hard time keeping the front side closed? Drills and rep after rep not changing much? Stop forcing square pegs into round holes and expecting each athlete to abide by technical standards. Every athlete’s body is built differently, and those differences require us to make adjustments in our instruction. If your athlete has a difficulty keeping her front side closed, and nothing seems to help, watch this video.

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Is a Pitcher who “Experiments” More Likely to be Successful?

Several weeks ago, I was participating in a conversation on a softball message board about pitchers figuring things out themselves through experimentation. There is a lot of valuable information that can be gleaned from this idea of “experimenting,” so I wanted to share this with all of you here as well.

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14-inch Training Softballs: Good or Bad?

Last week I received an email from a reader asking my opinion of 14-inch training softballs for pitchers. Personally, I’m not a fan of using oversize softballs for training, but the 14-inch softball is a tool used by a number of pitching coaches, and so you’ll probably come across conflicting opinions about them. Today we’ll take an in-depth look at their purpose and the effects they have on pitchers. Hopefully it will help you decide whether the 14-inch training softball is right for you.

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A Practice Model for Pitchers and Catchers

If you really want to reach your maximum potential as a pitcher or a catcher and help your team as much as possible, pitchers and catchers from the same team MUST practice together. We love dedicated parents and siblings who catch for their daughters/sisters, but pitchers who never throw to their catchers during their workouts leave so much potential untapped, and the same goes for catchers.

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