Tag Archive: basics

Video: Are You Dragging Instead of Driving Through?

In this video blog, Coach Phil goes more in depth about the issues that can arise if a windmill pitcher’s foot is turned during the pre-motion and push off, resulting in a stressful drag-through instead of a powerful drive through.

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Video: How to Establish your Throw Zone

In this video blog, Coach Phil will tell you what the throw zone, or runway is in windmill pitching, how to establish it, and why it’s so important to your delivery. Watch and learn!

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Video: The Importance of Vertical Stacking in Windmill Pitching Mechanics

Are you vertically stacked when you pitch? In this video blog, Coach Phil explains the meaning of vertical stacking and demonstrates why it’s such an important part of windmill pitching mechanics (and hitting mechanics too!)

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Beware of Bad Pitching Mechanics in Prominent Places!

Comparison of two windmill pitcher silhouettes

This post is somewhat in keeping with my post from last week, which explained how to be smarter about what you take from watching NCAA softball games on TV. The example I’m about to give, however, is much more specific. Actually, it’s been a pet peeve of mine for quite some time, and I’ve been looking forward to writing about it for months. There is an iconic image of a pitcher that many of you may have seen. Many of you may even see it regularly. And frankly… well, it’s awful.

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The Fully Integrated Approach to Windmill Pitching

Fastpitch Power has assembled a team of recognized experts to provide our athletes with superior insight into all aspects of athletic development.

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Introduction to Pitching Terms

Throw zone in windmill pitching

We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to learn windmill pitching or improve your pitching skills with us. Before you can fully take advantage of all the information Fastpitch Power has to offer, you need to understand what we’re talking about. In this introductory post, I will explain our most often used pitching terms, with a few pictures for reference. Let’s get started!

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