Pitching

Fatigue Point vs Pitch Count

The subject of Pitch Counts really stirs up a lot of discussion.  So I want to talk more about Pitch Counts and how something called The Fatigue Point effects a pitcher's performance as well. The truth is, pitching a softball as fast as possible,...

 

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Are You Growing Your Skill?

While your body gets taller and stronger and you get smarter and more mature are you really using those increased talents to grow your softball skills? Make sure you’re not using your grade school softball skills when you’re now in high...

 

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Hitting: The Power of ½ Inch

Half an inch isn’t much at all, but it can make a huge difference in how your hitters hit and your pitchers pitch – be sure to find out how. Next time you don’t think a little bit matters then consider...

 

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A Quick Way to Pitch Faster

If you’ve been around pitchers for more than 5 seconds you know how obsessed they are with speed. It seems like enough is never enough when it comes to a pitcher and her speed.  Check out some great advice you can...

 

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Hey Coach, My Arm is Sore!

In normal times, this would be the time of year when your pitchers start to get tired or sore, or both. This surely isn’t a normal year, but even so, what matters is that your pitchers know how to tell the...

 

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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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