The crowhop is one of the most important but overlooked aspects of throwing mechanics for softball players. Beginner fielding technique and footwork is essential. Without good footwork, a player cannot use the hips and core correctly. In this article we’ll cover the basics for beginners; master good footwork and set the stage for better softball throwing mechanics.Continue reading “Softball Throwing For Beginners: Infield Footwork”
Fastpitch softball pitchers are always looking for an edge, and one way to maximizing their effectiveness in the circle is by using margin for error to their advantage. In this article, you’ll learn how pitchers can chop up the plate and target different portions of it based on the count, to get ahead more often and move the ball away from the middle of the plate when it counts.
Nearly every softball player can throw harder if she works on a few common technique, strength, and mechanical flaws. Most players leave a lot of extra throwing velocity in the tank, but with a few drills, tips and hacks, we can change that.Continue reading “Four Simple Ways Softball Players Can Throw Harder”
Most softball players need more throwing velocity. When they focus on arm strengthening exercises, there are usually untapped miles per hour that we can unlock. In this article, you’ll learn a few great exercises to improve softball throwing velocity in a hurry, while also decreasing injury risk and conditioning the arm.
It’s a common goal for softball players to want to increase their speed. With the diamond being so small, every step counts and the off-season strength program can make a big impact. In this article, you’ll learn how to improve speed for softball using a few compound strength and conditioning exercises for the legs.
Any softball player can throw harder and more accurately IF she focuses on improving her foundational skills. And in throwing, good fielding technique comes before anything else. For a player to improve softball throwing velocity, fielding drills can often provide the first big boost. Let’s discuss how.Continue reading “Fielding Drills to Improve Softball Throwing Velocity”
In softball, throwing quickly and accurately is extremely important. Having proper arm action sets the table for making strong, accurate throws. But, there are many myths and misconceptions on what exactly proper throwing mechanics look like. Let’s clear up some of the confusion, and see if we can improve your softball throwing velocity with just a few tips.