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.

Pitching Mechanics and Fundamentals Necessary for Success

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When it comes to fastpitch softball pitching, there are many various techniques and mechanics that need to be covered. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the basic mechanics and fundamentals. Windmill Pitching Style The technique that we’re going to use with regards to windmill softball pitching is supposed to be one of the…

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Video Tutorial: The Six Minute Speed Drill

During this video, you’ll learn about a great softball pitching drill called the Six Minute Speed Drill. This is an excellent drill to work on arm speed, leg drive, and overall powerful mechanics. For this softball pitching drill, you’ll need a person to feed you the balls as well as a person who’s timing (they…

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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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