It’s best to arrive 15 minutes early to pitching practice to warm up and get your arm loose. Be ready to pitch when coach arrives. This will allow you to get the most out of the instruction.
• Softball mitt
• Catcher or parent
• 5 balls, correct size for your age
• Cleats if outdoors and sneakers/turf shoes indoor
• Arrive well rested and ready to work hard
Suggested Warm-Up (Progressive):
• Short 1-2 minute jog around the softball field
• Stretch out your arms and legs
• Stretch out your waist, core and back
• Throw overhand for 2-3 minutes with a partner
All good pitchers have one thing in common, a strong work ethic, great fundamentals, leadership and a will to win. Pitching is a mental game that is won even before the batter steps up to the plate. You have to believe you’re going to win the battle every time, this comes from preparation, sweat equity and the confidence as you put in the hard work to become the best player on the field. Pitching is a position where you can shine as an individual and if you have a solid team behind you that’s a bonus. My philosophy is "if you are not out there practicing, someone else is and when you meet that person they will have the edge."