Presented by: Pitching Tip by Coach Margaret Yerdon-Grange, Camp Director for the NIKE Softball Camp at the University of Rochester
Having a pitcher that can control the game can make the difference between a good team and a great team. Young pitchers need to learn that this begins in practice. We work hard to teach our pitchers that you play how you practice. That means we need to bring the same intensity and focus to every pitching workout. We also work hard to have our pitchers manage their emotions and body language in practice and games. Many pitchers become their own worst enemy and allow frustration to dictate how they perform in a tight game. Working on this in practice by incorporating different pressure situation drills, or a tight strike zone will prepare them to keep their composure in a game. On game day we remind our pitchers to worry about what they can control and to have a short memory on the mound! Keeping these tips in mind will help pitchers be successful at all levels!