Complete guide on how to fix the most common problems of fastpitch softball pitching.
Throughout the last 14 years, I have been asked many questions about how to fix common problems with the fastpitch pitching motion such as the leg drive, aspects of the arm motion and characteristics of the finishing position. Most problems have easy solutions while others problems are caused by physical limitations of the athlete.
I will answer all of these questions and more but wanted to provide more background information on how I handle problem/solution with fastpitch softball pitching. First part, seeing the BIG problem is easy. What I look for is WHY the big problem is occurring.
Finding solutions to typical softball pitching problems is divided into three parts.
1. Mechanical limitations
Mechanical limits are developed because of improper actions due to a lack of efficient movements.
2. Flexibility limitations
A lack of flexibility is not easy for the average coach to diagnose. My students undergo a range of motion test during the pitcher development program to improve performance and decrease the chance of injury.
3. Strength limitations
There are a number of athletes which experience strength limitations due to underdeveloped strength to body weight ratio. Muscles move bones, and bones have to be moved to perform the correct pitching motion. If a pitcher does not have a proper strength to body weight ratio, you will see various problems that cannot be improved upon with normal pitching practice.
The following charts show the most common problems in the pitching motion along with mechanical, flexibility and strength limitations.
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