The Pace Car or the Race Car?

Which do you drive? Everyone wants to throw fast. We think that is great! The purpose of speed is to make the batter make a quick decision. The purpose of movement is to make her regret that decision. The faster you throw the more you force a hitter to make a hasty decision as to where the ball may be when it reaches the plate.
What are factors that allow a kid to throw fast? [Read more…]

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When The Game Is Taken Away From You

This is not the feel good, motivational, or how to make you a better pitcher kind of post that Denny often highlights. This is a post that I never wanted to write, and this is probably a post that you never want to have to reference but unfortunately here it is… [Read more…]

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The Odds are Against You

It takes a very special person to be a successful pitcher. All you have to do is look at how the odds are stacked against you. We did a little math and the numbers are intimidating. [Read more…]

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Putting Your Teem First

Yes, we know the word team is spelled incorrectly. It is not an important word in many circles these days so we didn’t bother making corrections. It is so overlooked that many people only think of the color of uniform when we say team.
If you are missing the concept of team, you are missing one of the most important lessons that softball, or any team sport, has to offer. [Read more…]

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Glove Size Suggestions

What size glove should I use? This is one of the questions we hear most. Many people choose a glove that is far too large and way too heavy. Simple answer; she should choose the smallest glove that can do the job. [Read more…]

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Real Issues or Symptoms?

Many pitchers turn their front foot to the side, or take a slight step forward, as they try to drive off the mound. Everyone agrees that it is a big problem, but few people understand the real cause of the problem. It almost never has anything to do with the foot, so don’t run out and buy tools that try to straighten the foot. [Read more…]

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Building The Right Body

This week, we asked one of our strength training experts to talk about physical weaknesses we see in new pitchers. We think this is an incredible article from, Jesse Hutchins, Certified Instructor in New Hampshire. Let’s get right to it.

Like all movement, the fastpitch pitching motion lives and dies on the foundation in which it is performed. [Read more…]

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Thank You Coach

What would you say to the coach who impacted you most? Recently one of our Certified Instructors, Alex Maclean, thought that would be a great question for our group. So, we asked them, and their answers might surprise you. [Read more…]

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It Should Not Be That Hard

Sometimes I have to keep a sense of humor. A relatively new pitching student wanted me to look at her drop for the first time. It was causing her shoulder and back to hurt. After watching it a couple of times, three things became obvious. The pitch was not moving, the spin was entirely wrong, and parts of her core were going in a lot of different directions. [Read more…]

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Food for Sport – Eat Well to Play Well!

Perhaps nothing determines your ability to perform like nutrition, and few people give it any thought. This week, guest author, Amy Scott-MacLean, MS, RDN, has some simple secrets that can make all of the difference. Let’s get right to it.
As athletes, you know all about what it takes to succeed at your sport – the importance of training, technique, practice, and determination. But do you know your Food for Sport and how important it is to your success?? [Read more…]

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