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Does Your Pitcher Need to Learn Another Pitch? [ARTICLE]

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Pitchers constantly tell me their coach has asked them to get a new pitch, as if it's something she can pick up on the way home from practice – like milk, or eggs. Learning and mastering a new pitch takes time, effort and frustration. All of which...... Continue

How to Practice Softball Pitching During the Season [ARTICLE]

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A good practice schedule for fastpitch softball pitching takes a fair amount of planning. You must work your practices in between game days and off days, then divide them up into long, short and medium practices and recovery. ... Continue

Fastpitch Softball: Pitch Count Tips [ARTICLE]

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Limits on baseball pitches get lots of attention, but you don't hear much about limits in fastpitch softball. Since pitching in softball is considered a low-impact or natural motion, the thinking goes, it doesn't require a limit. But softball...... Continue

Tee Work For Slappers Drill [ARTICLE]

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Purpose To understand proper hand path and contact points and body positioning for the slapper... Continue

3 Pitch Sequence to Boost Pitching Performance [ARTICLE]

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Using a 3 pitch sequence workout during practice can improve your pitchers confidence & accuracy – check out how. ... Continue

The Secret to Coaching an Ace Softball Pitcher [ARTICLE]

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Physical talent doesn't always translate onto the field, especially the softball mound. Softball pitchers must possess the ability not just to hit the corners and follow through on every pitch but also to always be mentally prepared. ... Continue

Squeeze Bunt (Suicide Squeeze) [ARTICLE]

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One of our favorite plays is the squeeze bunt, or suicide squeeze. This play is a good option when the team has a fast runner on third base and a good bunter at the plate. Some of our best bunters have also been power hitters, and the defense is...... Continue

Specific Pitch Drills - Judi Garman & Michelle Gromackil [ARTICLE]

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Use these drills to develop and feel the finer points of specific pitches. Emphasizing and seeing the visual patterns for each pitch will also help develop the proper release point and follow-through. Pitching under pressure is much more difficult...... Continue

Seven Tips for Better Hitting - Ken Krause [ARTICLE]


There has been a revolution in the game of fastpitch softball in the past few years - the introduction of powerful and reliable hitting. While it used to be a given that any game between two even halfway decent teams or above would end in a score...... Continue

Toss Drills [ARTICLE]

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These drills are useful because they do not require a lot of space or expensive equipment. Players can use rubber softballs, old softballs (tape the balls if the seams are coming apart), and Wiffle balls and can hit into a fence, carpet, curtain...... Continue