With almost everyone having a high resolution camera on them at all times and the ability to send video anywhere in the world, online softball pitching lessons are becoming increasingly popular. The obvious disadvantage is the coach not being physically available, there many advantages to having an online pitching instructor.
Complete guide on how to fix the most common problems of fastpitch softball pitching.
November 20, 2016
S: Pitchers participating in Courtney Hudson’s Pitcher Development Program (PDP) based out of Huntsville, AL have a level of expectation set by Courtney’s reputation. PDP for 2016 began August 1, 2016 and concludes January 30, 2017.
Parents can trust the main objective is injury prevention. This is accomplished with attention to detail of the pitching mechanics along with physical assessments and strength training programs. Commitment to weekly lessons from both student and instructor is crucial to the development of the pitchers. The long term goal is to help each athlete develop injury free “college bodies” that will impress college coaches, strength coaches and athletic training staff. Second priority is to teach students about muscles, movement patterns, and why each motion is necessary to reach their speed and movement goals. This will arm them with the knowledge to make smart decisions and adjustments in game situations. Long term goal is to develop smart athletes. Third priority is to use the off season to set repeatable mechanics and muscle memory. Once spring games begin, pitchers can focus on game management strategies, pitch sequence and staying one pitch ahead of the batters. The physical part of pitching will be autopilot allowing pitchers to completely focus on strategy.
Fastpitch softball as a sport has not adopted a pitch limit, inning limit or any restrictions to preserve the arms of fastpitch softball pitchers. I have developed a weekly pitching limit for fastptich softball pitchers.
I have never been the coach to say you must pitch everyday. Although, practice makes perfect and repetition is what makes you better than your competition, there is a limit to what daily practice can really do for you. Everyone is different based on skill level, goals, or athletic ability. Here are a few guidelines to how to practice and some warning signs to when its time to take a break.