Tag Archive: crow hopping

MLB Pitcher Carter Capps busted for crow hopping

Guess what’s not legal in Major League Baseball either!

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More Illegal Pitch Discussion

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More About Illegal Pitching

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Reader question: does illegal pitching really matter?

This question comes from Michelle:

I am watching the USA play in the World Cup today. When watching the Canadian and US pitchers, I noticed that their drag foot is not touching the ground. It is really noticeable in the slow-mo replays. Why is no one commenting on this? The pitcher even goes back and covers her track each time…which is funny to me. Do they stop worrying past HS, College, or does it really matter?

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How do you fix your mechanics when you’ve got games to pitch?

I was working with a student yesterday for the first time since last year as she spent the entire off-season recovering from an injury. We spend the whole time doing specific drills and she put in a really outstanding effort to smooth out the illegal hop in her drive through. After the lesson she asked me, what am I supposed to do in games?

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Why haven’t you fixed your crow hop yet? (UPDATED INFO)

Do you still have an illegal hop in your footwork when you pitch? It could be hurting your chances of getting into college!

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Top Causes of Crow Hopping in Windmill Pitching

Ah, crow hopping. This topic has been causing frustration and controversy among windmill pitchers, softball coaches, parents, and probably umpires for years. MANY pitchers—even many elite pitchers, some of whom you may have seen on television—do it, yet it’s illegal according to the rules of fastpitch softball. Over the next two posts, I’m going to talk a bit about what crow hopping is, what causes it, and how to fix it.

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