Softball Pitching Drills – Umpire

July 31, 2010 at 7:02 am | Posted in Pitching | Leave a comment
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Purpose: Pitchers need to learn the strike zone while facing a batter and get accustomed to game atmosphere. Always have variety when coaching softball pitching.

Procedure: This drill will need catching equipment, helmets, bats, balls and gloves. During pitching practice with catchers, hitters should stand in the batters box. No swinging. Catchers call the balls and strikes and call/frame pitches according to the count, Catchers should call out each pitch, so the hitter can thereby judge velocity, movement, and location of each variety. Then have the hitters try and guess which type of pitch is thrown. Try to alternate between left- and right-handed batters and pitchers. For older players, try rounds of 25 pitches per person. Non-throwers count the number of strikes. Try it as a competition.


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