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14 Year old Fastpitch Softball Pitcher. (60.2 mph)

Lol , My names Kristina,This is Me pitching. I Pitch from 59.4 - 60.2 mph. And a chanqe up of 46 mph. I'm 14, I play Jv, Travel, && Recreational Softball ♥ (this is a rec game) Comment && tell me what you think.

Thanks Guys :)
-kristina x3
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Softball Pitching tips: How to throw a fastball- Amanda Scarborough

Former Texas A&M All-American pitcher Amanda Scarborough shows how to throw a fastball. For more info, visit softball.com and Amanda9.com
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Stride-Leg Softball Pitching Mechanics

Pitching coaches talk a lot about the push/drag foot (right foot for right handed pitchers) but they don’t talk a ton about the stride leg!

The stride leg is actively working throughout the pitch just like your drag foot.

Why is it important?
What are some things you can think about?
What should it look like?
What position is most important to focus on?
^ all answered here

Bottom line: your stride foot is not meant to stay close to the ground. It’s meant to help raise you up and pull you forward your catcher. It helps you get BIG in the middle of your pitch, which can ultimately help you add velocity!
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Softball pitcher 9 year old 45 mph

Work in progress. Only been pitching one year but she is working hard.
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Thousand Oaks Girls Softball 8U Gold All-Stars vs. Newbury Park - 7-21-2013

Thousand Oaks wins California tie-breaker in semi-final game against Newbury Park in EOS Summer Slammer Tournament

National Pro Fastpitch Highlight Footage

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Softball Pitching Instruction progression drills

This softball pitching tutorial gives four basic drills to progress to a complete softball pitch with good form.

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I'm Erin Goettlicher, and I'm a professional softball coach. After I played through high school, I went out and played for college level, and then spent a cup of tea at the professional level. I'm self-employed, and own Pro Softball Training. Pro Softball Training offers instruction in all kinds of softball. You name it, we can do it. Today, I will be talking to you about softball.

When working to increase pitching speed, in fast pitch, there are a lot of factors that we have to take into consideration. Some of the main factors, though are the amount of snap that I can put on the ball which means how much spin i can create when I snap and release the ball. One of the other main factors is how quickly and how fast i can create arm speed in my windmill. The quicker I can get this arm to spin around, the better the snap, the more the velocity I can get on the ball. The other important factor is how well I can use my lower body. I have to learn how to drive with my legs and my hips to create power and positive movement towards the home plate. In order to increase spin, and snap, i want to have a good grip on the ball, which is always, typically a four seam grip. A four seam grip means that when one ball rotation completes, four seams are going to be parallel to the ground. In order to increase arm speed, which is how fast i can whip my arm around in the windmill, Most of that is going to take lot of practice and time. Also, having good flexibility in our upper body is going to help that. Developing good power and drive out of our legs also comes with some time and practice. It is important for us to learn how to push off of our pivot foot, or the foot that is going to end up behind us and drag, and learn how to drive forward with our stride leg. If we can learn how to use our legs correctly, which is to land good in balance and to create pressure between our thighs where we're going to finish with our hips, this is going to help us get more power into the pitch. So the combination of good snap, good spin, good arm speed and great power with our lower half is going to help us to increase speed. There are numerous drills that we can do to help each one of these areas, but most importantly, practice is really the only way that we can get faster.

Fastpitch Softball Strategies for Offense: How to Execute the Fake Bunt and Steal of 3rd

Want to score more runs this year? If so, fastpitch softball strategies for offense needs to be a big part of your game plan. Some coaches may like to sit back and do very little other than swinging away, sacrifice bunting, and an occasional steal. But unless you are filled with D1 prospects I definitely don’t recommend this approach.

In tip I scratch the surface of offensive fastpitch softball strategies with one of my favorite plays. Keep reading to learn about the fake bunt and steal with a runner on second base.

The defense has to do a lot of things RIGHT in order to defend this play. It puts a lot of pressure on the catcher and the shortstop to make a play very quickly. Add this to your playbook today! You won’t regret it!

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Softball Pitching tips: How to throw a change-up - Amanda Scarborough

Former Texas A&M All-American Amanda Scarborough shows how to throw a change-up. For more info, visit and
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Fastpitch Softball Hitting: Key Aspects of the Loading Phase

The most debated, analyzed, and scrutinized part of our game is arguably fastpitch softball hitting. With technology that we did not have in the past, “best practices” continue to evolve. Personally, I have changed what and how I teach hitting significantly over the past 15 years.

One of the areas that has changed somewhat recently is teaching the “loading phase” of fastpitch softball hitting. This is a movement back into the legs that starts the swing process. The loading phase is only one aspect of hitting.

Other areas of hitting include the stance, the stride/separate, and then the other elements of the actual swing and follow-through.

Watch the video to and then read the full post on my website for additional content about the fastpitch softball hitting loading phase!

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Fastpitch Softball Pitching Lessons - Bill Hillhouse

Produced by - Fastpitch Softball Pitching Coach Bill Hillhouse let me film several of his pitching lessons.

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Former Team U.S.A. pitcher Bill Hillhouse lets us have an inside look on one of his pitching lessons. This video is put together in clips. The first few clips are of the initial motion before the pitch, a few drills to improve wrist snap and how a pitcher should hold the ball. Continuing on Bill gives a helpful hint on how to control ball spin on a pitch as well as how to keep a pitcher's arm rotation as close to the body as possible as to avoid injuries. Bill then begins a new lesson and always makes sure to start with the k drill. With this drill Bill notices the mistakes that are to be corrected for that pitcher and then demonstrates drills to improve on those fundamentals.

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Softball pitching tips with Amanda Scarborough

Former Texas A&M All-American softball pitcher Amanda Scarborough breaks down the fundamentals of several different softball pitches. For more info, visit and Amanda9.com.

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Basic 5 steps for a beginner pitcher

These 5 steps will help someone interested in pitching get started. These steps are specifically designed for a Fastpitch Softball pitcher.
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Power Drive Performance: Fastpitch pitching mechanics in slow motion

Power Drive Performance -- Softball Pitching Trainer Video

Power Drive's pitcher tool allows you to practice in real game conditions from the mound's rubber with US Patented mount technology. The pendulum design operates on an athlete's gravitational force only, allowing a natural momentum hip lead delivery just like in a game. NO SPRINGS to prevent proper hip lead or alter a natural delivery or swing creating poor balance and rhythm.

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The Speed Needed In Softball | Sport Science | ESPN Archives

(May 16, 2013) Look back as ESPN's Sport Science crew breaks down the science behind the speed needed in softball.

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Nastiest Pitches in Softball

A little compilation of nasty pitches that I put together. This video features some of the deadliest change-ups, nasty late breaking rise balls and even the world's sharpest breaking drop ball (Thrown my Miranda Viramontes of Utah)

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How to Fast-Pitch in Softball

It's helpful to use your whole body when pitching in softball. Learn some tips towards throwing faster strikes in this softball video.

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