Softball pitching coaches are full of drills. Some make sense, some have good intention, and some are flat out killing your mechanics. Timing and purpose of drills is what separates good instruction from bad instruction. If you can't answer the question, Why are you doing this drill? You maybe wasting time and learning bad habits.
This is the story I save for my first year pitchers and share with them before their first game. It helps with nerves and butterflies but more importantly sets the bar high for the worst inning ever pitched!
Michelle (Fridey) Switzer, former DI catcher and current high school and travel ball coach shares her tips on catching low movement pitches. Learn more about Michelle and get more great softball tips at softballwins.com.
Michelle grew up catching her sister's fastball with a natural drop motion. I teach all my pitchers to put this motion on their fastballs as well as teaching a strong drop ball. The real secret to making this pitch effective is having a catcher that can make it look good. Be sure to share with your catcher! :-)
Batting average, home to first time, pitching speed, GPA....
Trying to play college softball means you focus a lot of your numbers. These numbers, or Measurables, allow coaches to compare players and determine if they can play for them. DI programs require very different numbers than a DIII program.
Measurables are based on the Five Tools of a Softball Player: