Kylie@primepitching

🖤💚😼MW Pitching Coach⚾️former division 1 athlete⚾️🏋🏼💪🏼workout & 🌞wellness enthusiast🌺#spinforthewin🌪️Location: Midwest💫

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Working on new windup with weight shifting ! Some pitchers prefer getting their weight BACK, then exploding from the back leg position. Others like to shift onto their front leg prior to driving out. Which do you prefer?????
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NOTe: my voice is EEXXXXTRA annoying in this video. Turn sound off if you don't want your ears to bleed. 😂 Slalom jumps . Conditioning for post pitching. 3 sets of 8-10'
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RISE BALL! Kori Lynn's first attempt at it, and it's already breaking like crazy! Rylee talks about how she made the minor adjustment to make the ball break later. Key factors:
1)drop back shoulder and resist on front leg hard core
2) lead pinky
3)hand completely underneath ball at release point
4) straight armcircle (no arm lag like you have during a fast ball or drop ball)
5) stay on it--don't shorten your arm
6)one finger at a time makes a fist, spinning the ball backwardS
#spinforthewin #pitchingmechanics #softball #fastpitchsoftball #fastball #pitchingdrills #pitchingcoach #pitch #pitcher #pitching #softballlife #softballgrip #screw #screwball #fastpitch #pitchingspeed #pitchinglessons #spot #omaha #nebraska #midwest #rise #riseball #work @choopeelynn @ryleejohnsonn_


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Spot and visual work. Catchers don't set up the older you get. Or, if they do, they are moving to the pitch. Good catchers set up down the middle. Pitchers need yo be able to hit spots without the glove target. This is a good drill for visualization! It's more challenging than it looks ! #spinforthewin #pitchingmechanics #softball #fastpitchsoftball #fastball #pitchingdrills #pitchingcoach #pitch #pitcher #pitching #softballlife #softballgrip #screw #screwball #fastpitch #pitchingspeed #pitchinglessons #spot #omaha #nebraska #midwest #primepitching


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Sometimes all you need is a line on the ground! Breaking down the pitch in a step by step format. The intent of this is so the girls can check themselves on each position. Notice how my finish is NOT CLOSED. This is a hot topic because lots of coaches teach to close. I am not necessarily against closing, but lots of beginning pitchers don't have their timing Down to close effectively. Why? Lots of girls throw around their body. Also, you can look at a majority of top notch pitchers and notice they aren't closing completely (unless it's a curve). They typically finish their hip at a 45 degree angle. This is what I usually teach--finish 45. If you are against this, fine by me. YOU DO YOU :). #spinforthewin #pitchingmechanics #softball #fastpitchsoftball #fastball #pitchingdrills #pitchingcoach #pitch #pitcher #pitching #softballlife #softballgrip #screw #screwball #fastpitch #pitchingspeed #pitchinglessons #spot #omaha #nebraska #midwest


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First of all, there is more than one way to throw a drop ball, curve ball, dropcurve, curve drop WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL this pitch. Basically? It's a DROP THAT TAILS outside (if you're a righty) inside if you're a lefty). THIS is ONE of the ways I teach this pitch. Obviously, I differentiate based on the pitcher's tendencies and strengths. ANYWAYS--
MAIN POINTs to consider:
1) step toward where you want to throw it--GLOVE HAND SHOULD. ALSO POINT TO WHERE you're intending to throw it (outside for righties)
2)at release your front shoulder should be a tad lower than your back--slightly on your front foot--THIS IS NOT GOOD WHEN THROWING OTHER PITCHES THOUGH BECAUSE YOU CAN LOSE VELOCITY IF YOUR WEIGHT IS TOO FORWARD
3) release by belly button (body positioning should be open/ sideways ) lead with your thumb (hand behind the ball)
4) hand finishes palm down, pointer and middle finger are pointing to the outside of your front foot's pinky toe. MORE EXPLANATION IS in the video, but feel free to ask more in the comment section below!
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LOVE THIS GIRL!!! #bestmustache #longhairdontcare had to repost @washnburn !!! 🤓❤️


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Breaking down a fastball. WHAT SHOULD IT LOOK LIKE?
DO NOT take an extra baby step with your front foot!!!!! Not being on the mound caused me to. THIS IS ILLEGAL! Don't do it!!! Anyways....
1) get your weight shifting on point to provide power
2) leg drive and upper body rotation--your leg that kicks out should stay square to the catcher as long as possible. The bottom part of your cleat should face the catcher/batter. Your ARM CIRCLE IS THE ROTATING DEVICE FOR THE SHOULDERS and lower body/hips.
3) landing at a tilt. Your hips are unhinged. Thus, the shoulders are slightly angled over the top of your toes when sideways. This DOES NOT MEAN you roll your shoulders forward. This means your hips are causing the shoulders to be forward. You should have a flat back, not rounded.
4) your glovehand should drop at the same speed/time as your throwing hand. "Up together, down together"
5) elbow leads--have a BABY, MINUSCULE bend in your throwing arm--NO T-Rex arms. Elbow clears the belly button , then your hand/wrist clears while snapping, then you follow through with that hip and leg drag.
IN REAL TIME: the elbow, hand and hip appear as though it's all completed at the same time. False.
6)Make sure your shoulders are parallel to the ground at release point. DROPPED BACK SHOULDER= high pitch. HIGH BACK SHOULDER OR DROPPED FRONT SHOULDER =lower pitch
ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS about mechanics BELOW
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Throwback to locker room shenanigans @smartash07 #tbt #throwbackthursdays #collage #cray #softball #postworkout


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@katherine_wurtz getting in a workout ! We worked on developing a drop ball today. Drop balls can be challenging to those who tend to drop their back shoulder (riseball pitchers--aka Katherine). It's a work in progress! #spinforthewin #pitchingmechanics #softball #fastpitchsoftball #fastball #pitchingdrills #pitchingcoach #pitch #pitcher #pitching #softballlife #softballgrip #screw #screwball #fastpitch #pitchingspeed #pitchinglessons #spot #omaha #nebraska #midwest


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Maylei and Emma mixing their pitches!!!! These 2 have grown so much! I am extremely proud of them! #spinforthewin #pitcher #pitching #curveball #yes #pitch #ballislife #workhard


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Talking about weight shifting! SOME PITCHERS like to start all of their weight on their back leg, then shift it to the front (push) leg to drive out. That's what this weight shift is explaining. OTHER PITCHERS like to have all their weight on their push of leg because it helps their drive leg get off the mound quicker. NEITHER is wrong. It's all about preference. I have seen pitchers at the elite level who start on their back and push through to the front and others get all of their weight on their front at the beginning to propel forward.
You need to do what is right for you!
Personally, I start back when my glove is above my head and then get all my weight to my front leg to drive off when I am at my back swim position . What do YOU DO? Are you pro front leg weight or back to front? #pitch #primepitching #spintowin #pitchingmachine #pitchinglessons #pitchingmechanics #pitchingcoach #coach #legdrive #weightshift #booty #leg #pitcher #pitchers #fastpitchsoftball #fastpitchsoftball101 #softballislife #fastpitch #quick #spinforthewin #ballislife #ball #workhard #softballislife #softballgirls #omaha #nebraska

Ultimate Baseball Academy
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Some upper body exercises that help shoulder and chest stabilization and strength. Make sure you keep your core tight through out the workout !
3x8-12 of each movement
3x8-12 db curl #primepitching #exercise #pitch #workout #pitching #upperbody

Omaha Barbell
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Turn off the sound if you hate my voice 🤓🤐😬 👍Anna and Bailey working on a screwball! This is the hitchhiker screw being shown. Lead with the pinky, end with your thumb pointing out. If you end with your thumb pointing out and toward the ground, it typically causes a lower screw or a screw that drops. End the thumb higher and pointing up and out will cause a rising screw. When throwing this pitch think to make a fist, starting with closing your pinky first, then ring finger, then middle, then pointer. The last finger that the ball should have contact with is the index/pointer finger and it should be rolling off the outside part of that finger, causing the ball to spin backwards #pitch #screwball #spintowin #pitchingmechanics #pitching #speed #spin #screw #spinforthewin #primepitching #softball #fastpitch #fastpitchsoftball #legdrive #pitchingcoach #pitchinglessons #softballpitching


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Sled pushes and pulls are great glute builders. The Gluteus medius and Maximus aka the behind contribute to power in one's pitch. When pitching for power, it stems from the feet to the legs, glutes, and hips that propel you forward. While the lower body is doing its thayyyyng, your upper body is gaining speed starting with the shoulder, then to the arm, finally the energy is transferred to and through HAND and finger tips. Arm whip and hand speed with a crisp wrist flip off of the finger tips COMPLIMENTS the lower body power 💥!!! So work that lower body for strength and agility! What am I forgetting? The trunk aka abs. Abdominals bring the lower and upper body together. The point? Working out = a more powerful punch to your pitch! #pitch #workout #spintowin #primepitching #lowerbodyworkout #legs #fastpitch #love #softball #barbell #sledpush #power #work #punch #omaha #nebraska #fitness #functional #pitching

Omaha Barbell
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This pitching page is very inspirational and informative! @btfastpitch #fastpitch #love #inspiring


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The following video is meant to show change and the meNtal side of pitching. Rylee working on drop ball yesterday. She was a tad rusty(not pitching for 2 months), but made the appropriate adjustments to get the ball breaking in the end. She closed a little early aka Threw around her body--(hand position and step/glovehand were debatable As well) WORK ETHIC, mindfulness, body awareness, and minor adjustments are extremely important if you want to see results faster. If you're just going through the motions, you're going to hurt yourself in the end due to lack of focus. Being Lackadaisical is NOT permitted in pitching. One lazy pitch could be a game changer. #sitdownbehumble #humbleandhungry #getirdun #mindfulness #pitch #spintowin #spinforthewin #bodyawareness #softball #pitcher #pitching #pitchinglessons #fastpitch #fastpitchsoftball #spinningandwinning

Ultimate Baseball Academy
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This song though. What songs do you like to workout to?! Post below! I am always interested and willing to experiment with new music. 🎶 #music #pump #workoutmotivation #workout #fly


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Belle doing a drill that strengthens the arm! Also helps with hand placement and upper body mechanics such as the shoulder position. Use your fastball grip to do this. #fastpitchsoftball #fastpitch #softball #spintowin #spinforthewin #spinforthewin #pitchingmechanics #softball #fastpitchsoftball #fastball #pitchingdrills #pitchingcoach #pitch #pitcher #pitching #softballlife #softballgrip #screw #screwball #fastpitch #pitchingspeed #pitchinglessons #spot #omaha #nebraska #midwest


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