This softball skills series starts with the basics and moves through drills. The series wraps up with tips to help softball coaches with troubleshooting pitchers' problems.
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Coach Hogan covers BASIC TERMINOLOGY needed to be an effective softball pitcher (softball pitching).
Powerline and other terminology (softball pitching).
If you do not start with a proper grip, you can not expect outstanding results. This segment shows several different grips that a softball pitcher needs to know and be able to use (softball pitching).
As the name implies, the wrist snap is analyzed and key areas of this portion of the pitch are defined (softball pitching).
The 9 OClock position of the pitching motion is analyzed (softball pitching).
The top of the motion (softball pitching).
Go all the way around, putting it all together to build a better pitcher (softball pitching).
The initial push off the mound is a critical move in the "Leap & Drag" style of pitching, and this drill works on developing the best leap possible (softball pitching).
This shows the full motion of the pitch, from the back (softball pitching).
This softball pitching drill helps get your pitcher "past the plateau" to give them the confidence they need when the game is getting long (softball pitching).
This is a tough drill! In this drill we work on endurance, speed and determination (softball pitching).
Put the pressure on! This drill teaches your pitcher to concentrate on the pitch and not on external factors (softball pitching).
Pushing a bit farther, this drill helps the pitcher develop more explosiveness and leg strength (softball pitching).
To solve a problem, you have to identify it first! These drills help troubleshoot a pitchers motion (softball pitching).
Making the step a part of the pitch, this drill helps a follow-through become a natural part of the pitch (softball pitching).
Working on specific areas of the strike zone helps build ball control (softball pitching)
Mississippi State Softball pitching coach, Bo Reid covers softball drills and tips that will help you develop your softball bullpen.
Good throwing mechanics are essential to play at the college level.
This softball skills series covers the topics a coach or athlete needs to know to pitch at any level.