Speed Pitch: Walk Through Drill (with regular ball)
In today’s video blog post, we are talking about How To Throw a Speed Pitch, and the mechanics involved in reaching your maximum potential speed.
Mechanics of a Speed Pitch
- Loose arm
- Timing the upper body and lower body
- getting the front side down
- getting a good, short snap
- a good kick with the backside
Speed Pitch Drill Tips
- Draw a straight line from the middle of the plate and make sure the pitchers foot is stepping at a 45 degree angle on that line. This is going to tell you everything about what her hips are doing — if her hips are in the way, she’s going to lose speed.
- Add a cone so the pitcher can work on getting her leg up early
- The cone can also be used to make sure the pitcher lengthens their legs on the stride, gaining more distance.
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