Coaching Softball: Pitching Fundamentals

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Coaching Softball: Pitching Fundamentals

Bo Reid

Pitching Coach Mississippi State University

This softball skills series covers the topics a coach or athlete needs to know to pitch at any level. The softball pitching techniques demonstrated in this series are the same techniques used at Mississippi State.

Softball Pitching Skills: Wrist Snaps

This drill isolates the wrist to help get maximum rotation on the softball. (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Wrist Snap with Follow Through

Snapping and pulling at the same time all the way through the release point. (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Arm Circles

Coach Reid covers the circle the arm traverses during the pitch and covers what the various body parts should be doing as the ball comes through each part of the circle (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Foot Position

Your pitchers foot position from the beginning to the end help develop power. (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Troubleshooting

The pitcher has a lot of extra motion in her pitching form...what should you do? (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Pump Length (Audience Question)

How long should a pump be? (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Coming Off the Mound

Come off the mound using everything you have, your full height, stride and power. (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Basic Mechanics

The grip and how the pitchers fingers contact the ball are the beginning of a great pitch. (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Basic Mechanics

The grip and how the pitchers fingers contact the ball are the beginning of a great pitch. (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Glove Side

The glove side of the body is important to help develop powerful pitches. (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Presentation

Presenting to ball is the first part of the pitch and this video covers heel/toe position and how the ball is held. (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Strides

Strides and how they relate to the different pitches are covered (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Step Off (Audience Question)

Should the pitcher step off with her toe straight or turned? (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Center Line Step (Audience Question)

Where should the foot land in relation to the powerline? (Softball Pitching).

Softball Pitching Skills: Weighted Balls

How to use a weighted ball to develop your pitchers strength and endurance. (Softball Pitching).