|How to Practice Softball Pitching During the
By: Courtney Hudson
Provided by: Stack.com
A good practice schedule for fastpitch softball pitching takes a fair amount of planning. You must work your practices in between game days and off days, then divide them up into long, short and medium practices and recovery.
Long Softball Pitching Practice
Short Softball Pitching Practice
Done after practice days and before games, short practices are used most frequently during the season to conserve energy for games. They should include an extended warm up—about twice the length of your pre-game warm-up—and 20 to 50 pitches, focusing on balls and strikes for under 30 minutes, followed by a stretching routine. In the off-season, use this type of practice during the first several training sessions to ease your body into more demanding training.
Medium Softball Pitching Practice
Do this when you have three or more practice days in a row. Combine the long warm-up of the short practice with one set of pitching-until-breakdown of the long practice. You may do a conditioning program afterwards for endurance training, or a stretching routine to save energy.
This is for between game days or if pitchers need a day to relax. It includes a pre-game warm-up routine, 20 to 30 fastballs, long toss and a stretching routine.
Here are weekly practice examples for fastpitch softball pitching practice.