Breaking Down The Overhand Throw

OVERHAND THROW

Athletes use an overhand throw particularly for greater distances and also for velocity.  But there are a number of other reasons an overhand throw is beneficial in the game of softball. Number One An overhand throw provides you with much more accuracy. In terms of a throw that may be in the dirt, it tends…

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The Basics of Windmill Pitching + A Pitching Drill for Beginners!

WINDMILL PITCHING DRILL BASICS

To become a great pitcher, you have to take the time to learn every aspect of the windmill pitching technique, because in order to hit a high speed with your pitch, you will need to throw the ball with a windmill motion.  In today’s blog post, we are breaking down the windmill mechanics and demonstrating…

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The Flamingo Drill for Softball Pitching

FLAMINGO DRILL SOFTBALL PITCHING

Purpose This softball pitching drill works on the push off and driving into your target. Set Up Your pitcher should start on the non-glove-side foot. She’ll need a little bit of rock to generate the forward motion. Breakdown As your pitcher does this drill, remember the open door, closed door. She should start to close…

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Multi-Ball Hitting Drill

SOFTBALL HITTING DRILL MULTI BALL

Purpose This hitting drill teaches the hitter to concentrate hard on the right ball to hit. It also teaches the hitter to keep their weight back. Breakdown • The coach has two balls that are different colors. • The batter is position where he or she is facing the fence so that the hit ball will hit…

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“Carioca” Drill for Range of Motion

SOFTBALL CONDITIONING CARIOCA

 Purpose:   This is a great conditioning drill towork on your player’s full range of motion. Execution: Take the behind step, lift, and rotate. Your players should focus on controlling the feet by rotating the hip and the knee across the body. This will give great body control, balance, and agility. Work this drill for…

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