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Pitching

Speed vs. Accuracy – Are We Missing Something?

Speed vs. Accuracy There has always been this question in pitching, what makes a pitcher great? At a young age, what should a pitcher focus on first, speed or accuracy?…

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Start Establishing your Pitching Goals Today

The Importance of Goal Setting As we ring in the new year, there is talk of new year\’s resolutions and changing mindsets, but I want to talk about the importance…

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Top 4 Exercises to Generate Front Leg Power in Throwers

Guest contributor Nick Esposito shares his top 4 exercises to develop front leg power in throwers. Click to see his videos and read more!

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Tryout Practice Plan for Youth Softball

Tryout Plan for Youth Softball With the spring season quickly approaching, you are going to need a tryout plan. Because of this, we wanted to make it easier for our…

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My Journey from Division 2 to the NPF

My Route to the NPF My journey to the NPF was unusual, and I wouldn\’t have it any other way. As a young girl, I knew I loved softball and…

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Spin Series with Lacey Waldrop: The Dropball

Why is the Dropball an Effective Pitch? As a pitcher, I lived on my dropball. Opposing players and coaches may say that my change-up was my defining pitch, but when…

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10 Game Day Nutrition Tips for Softball Players

10 Game Day Nutrition Tips As a softball player, what you eat and when you eat matters. On game day, nutrition can be one something that is an afterthought, especially…

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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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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…

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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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Top 5 Worst Cues for Pitchers

Become a Better Coach by Changing What You Say to Your Pitchers I wanted to do this article to educate our youth coaches and parents about what cues are and are not effective with their athletes. These “classic” cues you’ve probably heard for decades at a little league field aren’t very helpful and lead to……

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The Best Offspeed Pitch for Youth Pitchers

Wondering if your son should throw a curveball in little league? Baseball Rebellion talks about the benefits of learning how to throw a changeup first.

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