Category Archives: Softball Pitching Drills

softball pitching wrist snap drill

Softball Pitching: The Wrist Snap Drill

This is the first softball pitching drill that I do with my pitchers in our practices. The focus of this drill is on good form, a good line, and making sure you are getting a tight wrist action to achieve the proper spin of the ball. The wrist snap is the final movement in the…

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softball pitching spin

The Importance of the Spin in your Softball Pitching

The last part of the pitch is the release, which is a simple finger roll that creates ball rotation or “spin”. Getting the ball to spin correctly is critical, since the spin dictates when and how the pitch will break. The best way to practice the spin is to toss the ball up and create…

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CHANGE UP PITCH ALTERNATIVES

Alternate Ways To Teach The Change-Up Pitch to Young Players

The Change-Up pitch is particularly interesting because it’s almost always the second pitch a pitcher learns, after the basic fastball. And it can be devastating. Because hitting is about timing, and pitching is about upsetting timing. What better way to do that than throw a pitch that looks like it will be fast but comes…

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3 SOFTBALL PITCHING DRILLS

3 Softball Pitching Drills for Drive, Energy & Momentum!

In today’s video blog post, we are discussing softball pitching drills that will help your athletes work on establishing and maintaining a powerful push-off and drive into the target. The drills included below focus on generating energy and momentum — the build-up to throwing fast pitches. They will also help your pitcher improve her accuracy…

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change up pitch for youonger players

The Change Up Pitch for the Younger Softball Player

The changeup is an off speed pitch that is usually thrown to look like a fastball, but arrives slower to the plate. Its reduced speed coupled with its deceptive delivery is meant to confuse the batter’s timing. It is thrown the same as a fastball, but farther back in the hand, which makes its release…

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