Efficient Swing Techniques and Drills for Softball
with Scot Thomas,
Virginia Tech University Head Softball Coach;
2007 ACC Coach of the Year; 2007 & 2008 ACC Conference Champs
Coach Thomas provides a comprehensive look at the hitting mechanics and drills that spurred the Hokies to a Top 10 finish and a trip to the College World Series in 2008. Demonstrators provide great illustrations of Thomas's teaching points on batting stance, swing mechanics, stride, pitch location, hitting with a purpose and more. He thoroughly explains over 15 drills and discusses why he uses each drill and its objective. He includes long tee drills, tee drills into a net, soft toss drills and team drills. Thomas includes creative variations on the drills that you can use to make them more challenging for your advanced athletes. From the ground up, each drill will help you learn how to assemble a comprehensive hitting instruction program with your team.
50 minutes. 2009.Spin City: Developing the Spin Pitches
with Barb Sherwood,
Virginia Tech University Pitching Coach;
featuring demonstrations by Angela Tincher, 2008 Collegiate Softball Player of the Year and 1st Team All-American Pitcher
The Hokies finished the 2008 season ranked #6 in the country in team ERA. In this on-field DVD, Virginia Tech pitching coach Barb Sherwood breaks down the game's most popular pitches - the drop ball, the curve ball, the screw ball, and the rise ball. Sherwood uses four- and five-step drill progressions to build each of these movement pitches. Each progression begins close to the plate with basic wrist snap and advances to the full throw with an emphasis on body position and weight transfer. As a bonus, Sherwood instructs her pitchers to mix pitches from the mound to illustrate the variety of spin and ball movement. Viewing pitches from behind the plate gives you a front row seat and an opportunity to see the ball move. Virginia Tech pitchers demonstrate the drills including 2008 Collegiate Softball Player of the Year and 1st Team All-American Angela Tincher.
38 minutes. 2009.
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