Here at PaulyGirl Fastpitch we strive to provide instruction on the most efficient pitching mechanics. The question often arises; “Are there absolutes in pitching mechanics”? We understand that there is not a a hard black absolute line that works for everyone. Rather, there is an acceptable range in variation of mechanics that will produce very efficient movements. Our challenge as coaches is to eliminate the extreme fringes of the current range of mechanics being taught or used in our pitching community…..and then through continuous process improvement we should seek ways to narrow that range.
Each pitcher has physical traits that affect how she delivers a ball and therefore may have a slight variation from the norm. The key to high level instruction is to understand that there is an acceptable range of variation, understand what that range is and to get your student within that range. Mechanics or movements that may have a high probability of causing injury should not be within an acceptable range.
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