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Transitioning to Forearm Fire

In today’s video, I discuss where to start if you’re trying to transition to forearm fire (arm whip) from another pitching style, or if you’ve been attempting forearm fire from the beginning and just can’t seem to get a feel for it.

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The 3, 2, 1 Drill

In today’s video, I introduce a progression of drills for increasing arm speed.

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Back to basics in the offseason with reach, track, fire

If you felt like you weren’t at your best at the end of the fall season, take a look at today’s video to find out how to get back on track this off-season!

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Plank Drill Safety

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After Coach Phil’s excellent video from the other day about how you can use plank drills to test your core strength and improve your drive-through, I decided it was important to break down the plank drill a little bit for those of you who have not done it before.

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Drill: Planks to Power

In today’s video, I share a great drill for testing your core strength and improving phase 1 of your drive-through.

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An Extremely Common Drive-Through Problem

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I know I’ve been talking about drive-throughs a lot lately, but I’m finding that the drive-through is the area where MOST windmill pitchers—even otherwise very accomplished pitchers—are almost universally lacking. Not only will a weak drive through rob you of speed, but it can also cause a chain reaction of countless other mechanical problems. There is a particular concept related to the drive-through that I think a lot of pitchers struggle with, and that’s what we’re going to discuss today.

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More Focus Drills

In today’s video, I talk further about the pitching drills you can do to command your pitches with precision, especially if your performance differs between lessons and games.

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Best Self-Check Resources for Windmill Pitchers

When you’re learning to pitch on your own, or practicing on your own between pitching lessons, it can often be difficult to figure out what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong, and which problems should be addressed first. Yet, it’s very important to make sure you’re practicing good mechanics and not just reinforcing bad habits. Here are some of our favorite, nearly foolproof self-check resources that you can use when you’re unsure and/or when your pitching coach isn’t around.

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Focus Drill: Hitting Spots

Effective windmill pitchers need to be able to thread a needle with their fastballs. In today’s video, I discuss how you can improve your fastball command and hit any spot you want.

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Getting Started With Fastpitch Power’s Pitching Style: A Guide

I got an email last week from a reader asking if our pitching articles followed a particular progression. I thought it would be very useful to compile some of our pitching articles and videos into a guide that could be used either by a complete beginner or by a pitcher who is transitioning from a different style to the one we teach. Reader, if you’re seeing this, thanks for the suggestion! Your email kept bouncing back so I’m sorry I was only able to reply this way. But now, everyone can benefit!

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