Often asked: How To Pitch In Fast Pitch Softball?

How do you throw a fast pitch?

Shift your bodyweight forward as your swing to throw the ball.

  1. As your arm swings in front of your body, try to keep your shoulders as level and keep your head as still as possible. This will help you throw the ball faster and more accurately.
  2. Try to keep your body out of the way of your arm as you pitch.

What is the fastest softball pitch ever?

The fastest recorded softball pitch is 77 mph (123.9 km/h), achieved by Monica Abbott (USA) on 16 June 2012 in a National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) game for the Chicago Bandits against the Carolina Diamonds in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA.

What is the fastest underhand pitch ever thrown?

Feigner threw a softball harder than any major league pitcher has ever thrown a baseball. His underhand fastball was once timed at 104 mph — or, according to some accounts, 114 mph. The fastest documented pitch ever thrown by a major league pitcher is 103 mph.

How fast does Jennie Finch pitch?

Olympic champion softball pitcher Jennie Finch’s fastball takes the same amount of time to reach the plate as a 95-MPH pitch from an MLB mound. But MLB hitters aren’t used to the motion and rotation and can’t pick it up.

Why do softball players pitch underhand?

Baseball leagues often have fairly strict limits on how many innings pitchers can pitch or how many pitches a player can throw. One reason is that softball pitchers throw underhand, a motion thought to stress the arm less than the overhand throws seen in baseball.

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How fast should a 10 year old pitch?

The average fastball velocity for pitchers 10 years old and younger is between 40-50 mph. The average change up speed for this age group is about 10 mph slower, putting the velocity between 30-40 mph. Pitchers in this age group are playing in the Majors division in Little League.

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