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.

Simplifying Softball – How To Break Down Pitching Fundamentals

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,…

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

CHANGE UP PITCH ALTERNATIVES

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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Softball Pitching and the Power Driving Drill

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Softball Pitching and the Power Driving Drill In this power pitching drill, we are working on bringing the front leg up high, and then dragging the back leg up into a tuck, moving up and over the cone, staying sideways. The focus of this drill is to work on a good drag. You can bring…

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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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“L Drill” for Softball Pitching

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The L drill does not require more than one athlete.  If you have a parent – or even a net – that your pitchers can throw to, this is a great softball pitching drill to include in your softball practice plan. L Drill from the Knee This version of the L drill is performed from…

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