How can you tell if your catcher is throwing the ball fast enough to play in college?

You should time our catcher’s throws with a stop watch to see where they stand on touch to release (meaning start the watch when the ball touches her glove on the pitch and stop the watch when she releases the ball on her throw): Above 1.00 seconds is Slow At 1.00 seconds is OK .8 to .9 is Good .7 seconds is Very Good .6 seconds is exceptional The reason that speed of release is important in addition to speed of throw is because you can throw it fast but take too long to release and you’ll still have a slow throw.