Tag: "coaching softball"
The purpose of the following softball pitching drill is is to help the pitcher become more powerful in their throwing, to maintain a good power line so that they increase the consistency of their throws, and to improve the overall quality of their pitching mechanics. In order to achieve these things, the concept is start [...]
When the ball gets hit deep into the outfield, unless you’ve got a girl with some kind of rocket arm, your going to need two throws to get the ball all the way to home. Practicing the relay is important, because if players understand their limitations better, and know where to go to get the [...]
Once you’ve got a good handle on the fundamentals of the pitch, the L position for example, you’re going to want to start working on improving speed and power. And while most players’ first instinct is to hurl them arm at the plate faster, the improved speed on their pitches will actually come from their [...]
For many pitchers, the last part is often the toughest to master. Remembering proper wind up technique, how to finish off the pitch properly, and every other little technique they’ve been practicing all together while they execute the stride? It can be a little bit overwhelming. That’s why I love the Flamingo drill. It’s fun, [...]
One of the best ways to teach proper fundamentals is to compartmentalize the process. By that I mean take whatever your trying to teach, in this case pitching fundamentals, and separate the act into three to four different actions. For a pitch there’s the ball grip, the footwork, the wind up, and the finish. Now [...]