Category Archives: Softball Pitching Drills

There is an important progression that must be observed when developing pitchers through softball pitching drills. Begin with mechanics, and work on speed. If the pitcher posesses those 2 qualities, control will come naturally. Be sure to emphasize this progression in your softball pitching drills.

3 Softball Pitching Drills for Accuracy!

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Check out these 3 killer softball pitching drills for accuracy that we have compiled!  Use them in your next practice and then come back and share your results! Softball Pitching Drills – “Hit the Bucket” Drill Pull out first base and put a 3-4 ft wooden pole (old broomstick or shovel handle) into the base…

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Softball Pitching & How To Spin The Ball: A Video Tutorial

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In today’s softball pitching video tutorial, we are demonstrating how to spin the ball when you pitch.  Spins are very important in softball pitching. You want to be sure to take the time to work on your spins because it’s going to make your pitches a lot more crisp and your drop work a lot…

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Softball Pitching: The Wrist Snap Drill

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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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The Importance of the Spin in your Softball Pitching

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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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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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