Softball Pitching Tips: Team Softball Pitching Drills (Overhand)

September 24, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Posted in Pitching | Leave a comment
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Purpose: During a softball pitching session, accomplish the many variations. First work on the proper techniques, then loosen the arm up, progress to long toss, and conclude with specialties.

Procedure: Equipment required is softballs, gloves, and home plates (can also use white towels). This drill is for 9 years and up.Rules are  Partner up. Start with the proper grip while holding the glove out front just under eye level. Continue at each formation until the group leader switches the discipline. Points that you need to Consider: Turn with the ball and glove, make a smooth trans¬fer behind the back, get the ball above the throwing shoulder, rotate back, tuck the glove, snap the ball out from beyond the head, con¬tinue the body forward, swing the back leg through, and be in a balanced fielding position.
Perform each drill according to the desired discipline, each completed with a throw.
1.2 knee : Work on the hip pivot,
2.1 knee : Glove-side foot in front; work on bringing the ball back and up.
3.1 Leg: Glove-side leg in front with a wide stance; work on transfer and swinging the back leg through.
4.Stretch: Feet shoulders width apart facing either first or third base; work on striding to the plate and weight shift.
5.Wind-up. Work on a small step back, the balance point, and coordination throughout.

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Fastpitch Softball Drills for Pitching – Wrist Snap Under Knee

October 17, 2008 at 7:46 pm | Posted in Pitching | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To practice the wrist snap by isolating the wrist when softball pitching.

Procedure: Partners stand about 10 feet apart. Pitchers can throw to pitchers. If right-handed the pitcher kneels on the left knee with the right leg bent and the right foot flat on the ground. The pitching arm is placed against the leg with the ball and hand under the knee. The pitcher flips the ball in the air to her partner by snapping the wirst.

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