Pitching

An Olympic Yardstick – Pitch Rotations

Ever wondered how fast Olympic pitchers spin the ball on their different pitches? If so, then check out some spin rotation numbers for 4-time Olympian Tanya Harding. For those of you with spin rotation/pitch movement devices, you're probably accumulating a good...

 

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What Pitches? In What Order?

Wondering what order your pitcher should learn all the different pitches? Then check out my recommended order for everything from the changeup to the riseball. I'm often asked “what order should my daughter start learning the different pitches?”Once a pitcher has control of...

 

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Just Say “NO” to Leaping

Do you have a pitcher who can’t help but leap every time she pitches the ball? If so, discover two great anti-leaping drills! Leaping in pitching is nothing new. It's not that pitchers suddenly started doing it, as they've been doing it...

 

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Need More Pitching Strength?

Many of you have pitchers that will be moving up in age group this year and as a result they will be pitching from longer distances and possibly also pitching the bigger softball. Both will require more velocity and throwing...

 

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2 Questions for a Stronger Battery

Trying to get your catchers and pitchers to talk to each other, try these 2 simple questions. Instead of telling your catchers to “talk” – ask 2 questions instead. Recently I was struggling trying to help a catcher talk to her pitcher. She wasn’t sure...

 

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Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

Ever wonder how all the great coaches turn all that charting data into info that actually helps their team win games? If so then you aren't alone as too many coaches spend time gathering tons of information on all kinds of...

 

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5 Great Questions to Ask Your Pitchers

Start your season off right by asking questions before you start giving answers. Not sure what you should do Day 1 then I’ve got a suggestion for you. Great coaches listen before they talk, ask before they tell, and watch before they teach. While we’d...

 

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