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5 Things Travelball Pitchers Struggle With

Here’s my quick list of the things that week in and week out, I see pitchers struggle with. Struggling is important to a pitcher’s growth & development  - not something to avoid. Pitching is a really tough skill to learn, and one that doesn’t...

 

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4 Qualities Every Pitcher Needs

Pitching can be a confusing skill for pitchers and for coaches, so let’s simplify it all. Instead of thinking about a million different mechanics, learn 4 qualities that every pitcher needs. I saw a stat from this year’s WCWS that was shocking - 52%...

 

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A Hurdle Drill to Help Your Riseball

The riseball’s a killer pitch, so here’s an innovative way to keep it lower, longer. Use this easy drill to make those riseball’s more effective. Riseballs are a great pitch, unless your pitcher throws 'em too high and nobody swings. That’s pretty common when...

 

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Infield Drill to Handle Speed Teams

If you're playing that super-fast team and looking to speed up your infielders, I’ve got just the drill for you. Check out a great way to help your infielders get faster without rushing. Anybody who’s ever played a fast team knows how difficult it is...

 

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3 Reasons for Pitching Blind Balls

Hold on – before you think I’m suggesting that umpires are blind, or that pitchers should throw balls – read on and then decide. If your pitcher’s ever struggle with their balance, their feel or their confidence then I’ve got a...

 

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Strategy: Softball Terminology

We often use words in softball that mean something to those of us using them all the time, but that are almost impossible to find in any rulebook or dictionary. So here's what a few softball terms mean: Fungo: This is...

 

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Pitching: Drop Ball

To help make sure that the Drop ball really does drop, a pitcher needs to make sure her body is over her front foot at release. To help make this much easier, try this - have your pitcher bring her...

 

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Championship Pitching Tips

Ever wonder what the best pitching coaches teach in order to have such great pitchers? If so, then read on. Check out some great lessons from Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan and LSU. Coming off an incredible weekend for softball, we saw some amazing...

 

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