In today’s video blog post, we are going to continue talking about windmill pitching, and some windmill pitching drills you can incorporate into your softball practice plan today!
Windmill Pitching Drills for Beginners
These drills will help work on muscle memory. So that when your pitchers actually do the circle in the open door position, they don’t have to think about that part. They have put it in their memory and just bring their arm back and shoot the ball through.
With these four drills — the wrist snaps, the muscles, the half circles, and the full circles — you need to have your pitcher do these drills into their glove or into a wall, not to a catcher, for at least three to four weeks. Continue this until you feel like they have gotten the technique. There’s not going to be any aiming involved – you don’t want them to try to worry where the ball goes ever. You just want them to get that momentum up, snap it at the hip. If you don’t let them do that, then you’re going to have to figure out where they have lost the technique and they’re going to go on their own when they get in trouble. And you never want that to happen.
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