Softball Overview : How to Play Pitcher in Softball

Hi, my name is Jill Weiss and I’m going to
tell you a little bit about how to be a pitcher. A pitcher is the person on the team that kind
of, they’re the ones that are trying to produce those outs. So they’ve got to be able to hit
their spots, different pitches, change-ups, trying to get the person to pop up or striking
them out, things like that. They’ve got to be able to field the ball. They’ve got to
be able to throw the ball to bases and they’ve also got to be the pitcher. They’ve got to
be able to hit their spots. As a pitcher, the first thing you want to learn is you want
to learn the windmill. The ball goes arm speed, that’s going to make the ball faster. Also,
your legs. Your legs and pushing off that mound, using that power, that front leg to
kind of push off that mound is going to be what produces speed and power to get it all
the way to the plate to your catcher. Once you learn that windmill and you use your legs,
start with your legs, you can start focusing on inside, outside, change-up, fastball high,
fastball low, rise, curve ball, all those different pitches. Suggestion is to see a
pitching coach that they’re going to kind of show you all the mechanics of being a pitcher
and talking about the snap, talking about release point, what’s going to, how you can
hit those spots. But, as a pitcher, practice, practice, practice. That’s the main thing
is how you’re going to get better and doing live pitching, live hitting, seeing somebody
actually stand at home plate, things like that. So that’s all those little tips on how
to be a pitcher.

8 thoughts on “Softball Overview : How to Play Pitcher in Softball

  • May 4, 2009 at 3:08 am

    oh that is cool and i pitch to

  • April 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    @FinalityOfFatality I agree, these videos do not seem to be very helpful – but for the record.
    1) her bio is posted below the video. It says:
    Bio: Jill Weiss was a Division 1 All American Softball player at Indiana State University. She is currently coaching softball and soccer athletes at Showtime Sports Academy in Franklin, Tenn.
    2) Although illegal in most cases, the foot behind the pitchers plate is NOT illegal in NFHS (High School) softball

  • May 24, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Thats illegal, you have to start with both feet on the rubber.

  • November 9, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Slow..and illegal both feet need to be on the rubber…

  • February 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    She isn't really using her legs

  • April 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    "practice practice practice thats the main thing is is is, you know"
    No. i don't know.

  • February 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

    not every player translates to being a coach. That was painful and not much info


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