pitching:

Speed vs. Accuracy – Are We Missing Something?

Speed vs. Accuracy There has always been this question in pitching, what makes a pitcher great? At a young age, what should a pitcher focus on first, speed or accuracy?…

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Start Establishing your Pitching Goals Today

The Importance of Goal Setting As we ring in the new year, there is talk of new year’s resolutions and changing mindsets, but I want to talk about the importance…

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Tryout Practice Plan for Youth Softball

Tryout Plan for Youth Softball With the spring season quickly approaching, you are going to need a tryout plan. Because of this, we wanted to make it easier for our…

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Space-Savers: Three Indoor Pitching Drills

Improve your Pitching Technique Indoors this Off-season Oftentimes when talking about off-season training, I hear that it’s too cold to get outside or there just isn’t enough time to practice….

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Mastering the Curveball: Mechanics, Spins and Drills

Learning to Throw a Great Curveball Curveball: A pitch that is known for having great break, spin, and movement. A very difficult pitch to hit. Also, my FAVORITE pitch to…

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The Yips and the Will to Persevere

The Long-lasting Effects of the Yips Although I did find solace during my last collegiate game, my experience with the yips was far from over. I mean that in both…

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The Yips: From National Player of the Year to Dreading Pitching

The Yips: Losing Control Wanting to pitch every game quickly turned to hoping that I wasn’t in the starting line-up. Could I ever feel confident in the circle again? Would…

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Proper Landing Mechanics for Pitchers

Stride Leg Landing Mechanics To properly understand movements within the pitching motion, we need to first address how the body moves in many other athletic movements. Softball pitching is not…

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Spin Series with Lacey Waldrop: Change-up

Why you Need a Change-up Hitting is all about timing. Of course, there are other components, but if you’re on time with a pitch, you have a good chance of…

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Improving Consistency and Body Awareness – Beginner Pitchers

Developing Body Awareness and Self-Adjustments in Young Pitchers So often, we are quick to instruct young pitchers and softball players in general through a step-by-step process. I am guilty of…

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