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How to pitch a dropball in softball.


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A slightly shorter stride is usually helpful when throwing drop-balls. When throwing a drop, or any other pitch for that ...




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Old 01-25-2011, 03:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to pitch a dropball in softball.

A slightly shorter stride is usually helpful when throwing drop-balls. When throwing a drop, or any other pitch for that matter, make sure you keep your arm close to your body. Otherwise you could risk injuring your arm. When throwing the turnover drop ball you do not want to turn your elbow and shoulder out "chicken wing". Focus on using the wrist and fingers to get up and over the ball.You may also find it helpful to throw a variation of the peel and turnover. By doing this the ball starts to peel off the fingers while you follow through up and over the ball. A good fastpitch softball pitching drill for the dropball is to take a string and tie it to two stakes about two feet off the ground. Get on one knee and practice thowing your dropball over the string and try to make it break down as it crosses the string. Also, some fastpitch softball pitchers find it helpful to take a slight crossover step and then throw the drop across their body. Again, work with the TightSpin Trainer at your normal release point. For more tips just follow the link above.




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