Tag Archive: throw zone

Why You Should Stop Saying “Release Point”

“Release point” is very common universal terminology across pretty much all pitching styles. I’m sure you’ve all heard it, said it, and worried about yours being “off.” While there is technically a precise moment in time and spot in the air when the ball breaks contact with your fingers, I believe that thinking about this “point” can be counterproductive.

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Command is Located in the Throw Zone

In today’s video, I’ll be discussing what you need to focus on in order to gain greater command of your pitches.

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Maximizing the Throw Zone for Movement Pitches: Rise Ball

Today I’m continuing my series on how to utilize your throw zone to throw movement pitches. We’ve already covered the screwball, curveball, and drop, and now we’re going to discuss the rise ball.

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Maximizing the Throw Zone: Drop

Today I’m continuing my series on how to utilize your throw zone to throw movement pitches. We’ve already covered the screwball and curveball, and now we’re going to discuss the drop.

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Maximizing the Throw Zone for Movement Pitches: Curveball

We’ve discussed the windmill pitcher’s throw zone in depth as it applies to the fastball and change-up, and in last week’s video I introduced the concept of “drawing a picture” of your pitch in the throw zone by showing you the throw zone for a screwball. In today’s video, we’re going to discuss the curveball.

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Video: Maximizing the Throw Zone for Movement Pitches

So far we’ve discussed the windmill pitcher’s throw zone in depth as it applies to the fastball and change-up. So how do you best utilize the throw zone for movement pitches? In today’s video, I’m going to show you how to simply “draw a picture” of the pitch you want to throw in your throw zone, using a screwball as the example.

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A Closer Look at Forearm Fire

Forearm fire is the terminology that we at Fastpitch Power use to describe the proper release of the ball in windmill pitching. Some of you may have heard part of it referred to as “internal rotation,” describing the positioning and movement of the pitching arm, elbow, and wrist as they travel down the back side of the arm circle and move through the throw zone. It’s a natural and powerful movement, and we believe it is critical to pitching with maximum velocity and command while minimizing the chance of injury. Because forearm fire utilizes the arm’s natural articulation together with gravity, many pitchers just do it without thinking about it. For those who don’t, it can be frustrating to learn. Today’s video provides a breakdown, and an explanation of its advantages over upward elbow snap, sometimes referred to as “hello elbow.”

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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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