Softball Pitching Drills – Pitcher’s Lateral Movement Drill

May 26, 2009 at 4:54 pm | Posted in fielding, Pitching, Throwing | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To improve the ability of softball pitchers to react and move laterally in fielding a ground ball and to practice throwing to first base.

Procedure: Pitcher 1 is at the defensive position, while pitcher 2 is behind the pitching area. The catcher and first baseman are at their defensive positions. The head coach serves as the hitter and is at home plate. Pitcher 1 pitches a ball. As the ball gets to the catcher, the head coach hits another balls to the right or left of pitcher 1, who fields the ball and throws it to first base. The pitchers rotate positions, and the drill sequence is repeated. The drill continues for as long as desired.

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Fastpitch Softball Pitching Drills – Football Toss

March 14, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Posted in Pitching | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To develop correct rise-ball release for softball pitching.

Procedure: The pitcher throws a junior-sized football underhand to a partner. Grip it along the seam with all the fingers and with the thumb on the opposite side. The ball should spiral. If it wobbles in flight, the palm has turned toward the catcher at release.

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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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