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Shaking Pitches: A Growth Mindset for Pitchers and Coaches

Shaking Pitches: A Lesson Learned We were playing a tight game against Carolina, our toughest ACC foe, during my freshman year. Ahead by a run or two with runners at…

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Success is an Iceberg, but what is this Game Really About?

How do you Define Success? Type into any search engine the word \”success\” and you probably get a few definitions. Next, click on the images tab while performing your search….

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NPF Swing Breakdowns: Abbey Cheek and Amanda Chidester

NPF hitters Amanda Chidester and Abbey Cheek can destroy the ball Abbey Cheek Amanda Chidester If you followed National Professional Fastpitch this summer, you probably already know the statement above…

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Five Questions You Need to ask on September 1st

Why is September 1st an Important Date? As the 2021 class wraps up their summer schedule, college coaches narrow their list of potential recruits. The incoming junior class was heavily…

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One Drill to Improve Rhythm and Timing on the Mound

The Importance of Rhythm and Timing Do you ever pitch and feel like you’re working against your body? Are your arms and legs moving in one direction, or do they tend to divert from a straight path? This is where rhythm and timing come in. Whether pitching, hitting or running, a body moving in sync……

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Is the Softball Swing Different from the Baseball Swing?

“The Softball Swing is completely different than a Baseball Swing.” This is a statement that I had heard before but it had never been directed specifically towards me. Truthfully, I…

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Three Key Components to Improve Your Pre-Pitch Routine

The count is two balls and two strikes. There are runners on the corners. During the top of the seventh inning, your team tied the game with an RBI double. It’s now the bottom of the seventh, and you’re on the mound, trying to take this game into extra innings. The umpire has been squeezing……

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How Proper Pitching Mechanics can Improve Your Topspin

In my article last week, I touched on the importance of the fastball. All pitchers begin their venture into pitching by throwing a fastball, but many stop developing this pitch before truly understanding how to throw it properly with a downward movement. If you are looking to continue to develop your fastball mechanics and spin,…

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Why the Fastball Is Still Important in Softball

Everybody wants to talk about the curveball and the rise ball, but during the NCAA tournament this year, you may have heard a somewhat unfamiliar term in softball. The fastball…

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