pitching:

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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The Importance of Throwing Quality Pitches

Control the Controllables. Throw Quality Pitches. During a lesson with one of my younger pitchers, we started having a conversation about different counts and the importance of quality pitches. When…

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“Heel, Toe, Go!” Weight Shift Drill for Pitchers

How to Generate Power and Explosiveness off the Mound One of my favorite things about providing instruction is that there are always several different methods to get the same outcome….

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Enhance your Pre-game Routine with Arm Care

How does your Pre-game Warm-up Impact your Health and Performance? I’ve watched teams warm-up many times throughout the years as both a coach and a player. When I was growing…

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Spin Series with Lacey Waldrop: Dropball Drills

Four Drills to Improve your Dropball After each initial installment of the Spin Series, I will provide a supplemental article the following week. Each secondary article will contain specific drills…

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