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If you wish to borrow a DVD just talk to Brian M., coach of the 10u Panthers, and he will get the DVD's to you ASAP.

 

1) THE SOFTBALL PITCHING FACTORY "15 FIXES FOR PITCHERS"

with Nancy Evans, University of Arizona Assistant Softball Coach, #1 All-time Winning Percentage in NCAA (.938) as a player, 1998 National Player of the Year, 6 NCAA Championships (as player & coach). Nancy Evans provides valuable troubleshooting advice for 15 of softball's most common pitching errors. Coach Evans demonstrates practical tips and drills to correct flawed pitching motions that hamper a pitcher's speed, accuracy, and throwing motion. She includes general pitching corrections for pitches that are too high, too low, too far inside or outside, as well as mechanics and spins for the screwball, curveball, change-up, rise ball, and drop ball. These are the skills Coach Evans perfected during her playing days making her the all-time NCAA leader in winning percentage (.938) and helped her, as a coach; guide the 2004 Wildcat pitching staff to a 1.03 team ERA! Every coach and pitcher should watch this to make sure you are getting the maximum potential out of every pitch!

 

2) THE SOFTBALL PITCHING FACTORY "THE CHALLENGING CHANGE UP"

with Nancy Evans, University of Arizona Assistant Softball Coach, #1 All-time Winning Percentage in NCAA (.938) as a player, 1998 National Player of the Year, 6 NCAA Championships (as player & coach). Coach Nancy Evans has been successful at every level of her playing and coaching career, as she developed into the top college pitcher as a two-time All-American and has the all-time NCAA best winning percentage (.938), currently plays professional softball and coaches at one of the premiere college softball programs in the US. Through her experience and instruction, Coach Evans has gained a comprehensive knowledge in every aspect of becoming a complete pitcher and shares in this video the step-by-step progression to develop and succeed as a windmill pitcher. Using one-on-one player-coach demonstration, Evans breaks down every step in the pitching process from choosing the best grip to the full pitch and fielding position. Coach Evans moves through a progression of drills to develop the correct mechanics in every stage of the pitch and strongly emphasizes mastering skills through monotonous repetition and consistent practice routines in route to better accuracy, correct spin, and pitch speed. This step by step progression of the basics and fundamentals of windmill pitching can be applied and practiced at any level from beginner to advanced, and is essential to learning how to pitch the correct way!

 

3) THE SOFTBALL PITCHING FACTORY "DAILY DOZEN PITCHING DRILLS"

with Nancy Evans, University of Arizona Assistant Softball Coach, #1 All-time Winning Percentage in NCAA (.938) as a player, 1998 National Player of the Year, 6 NCAA Championships (as player & coach). Arizona Softball pitching legend Nancy Evans shares the "daily dozen" drills that catapulted her to 1998 National Player of the Year and have made the University of Arizona a "softball pitching factory" (Evans, Jennie Finch, and more) and a national powerhouse in collegiate softball. Coach Evans presents a wide variety of unique, practical pitching drills for pitchers of all levels and abilities. These individual drills will help pitchers develop and master all of the elements of successful pitching such as 'violent' wrist snap, correct spin, control and accuracy, muscle memory, effective leg drive, proper mechanics, arm strength, and velocity. Coach Evans strongly emphasizes building an arsenal of pitches using these drills by teaching the principles and mechanics of the fastball, rise ball, curveball, screwball, drop ball, and change-up. Effective teaching points and quality demonstrations will help you put a polish on your favorite pitches!

 

4) POWER & DISTANCE DVD

With Mark Eldrige

  • Helps design and achieve a sound softball swing.
  • Awareness of the body during the swing.
  • Understanding relaxation and how it relates to the body, bat and control.

5) POWER & DISTANCE II DVD

With Mark Eldrige

  • How to optimize a batters potential for maximum power.
  • Learn how to spot and correct wasteful moves.
  • Achieve perfect balance through muscle memory

6) BASIC INFIELD FUNDAMENTALS

With Mike Candrea, University of Arizona Head Softball Coach, 6X NCAA Champions, USA National Team Coach. Throwing Mechanics

  • Choosing the Correct Infield Glove
  • The Qualities of a Good Infielder
  • Warming Up...The Right Way
  • Foundations of Fielding
  • Throwing & Great Footwork
  • Fielding - Balls to Your Glove Side
  • Fielding - Balls to Your Bank Hand Side
  • Slow Rollers...Making the Tough Play

7) PRINCIPLES OF INFIELD POSITIONS

With Mike Candrea, University of Arizona Head Softball Coach, 6X NCAA Champions, USA National Team Coach. Throwing Mechanics

  • Double Play Feeds, Throws & Variations
  • The Importance of Good Footwork
  • Common Problems & Solutions
  • Correct Ways to Receive Throws

8) FUNDAMENTALS OF OUTFIELD PLAYERS

With Mike Candrea, University of Arizona Head Softball Coach, 6X NCAA Champions, USA National Team Coach. Throwing Mechanics

  • Quickness & Range
  • Mindset
  • Judgment
  • Accurate Arm
  • Outfield Qualities
  • Getting A Great Jump
  • Fielding Ground Balls
  • Catching Fly Balls
  • Proper Throwing
  • Outfielder Responsibilities

9) BEGINNING PITCHING DVD

With 1996 and 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist, Michele Smith

  • Pre Motion...Develop a solid pre-pitch routine
  • The Pitching Motion...See all phases up close
  • Release Phase...Proper wrist snap & release timing
  • Correct Follow Through...including lower body mechanics & proper defense position

10) ADVANCED PITCHING DVD

With 1996 and 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist, Michele Smith

  • The Drop
  • The Rise
  • The Curve
  • The Screwball
  • The Change-Up...2 types

11) FUNDAMENTALS OF CATCHING

With Mike Candrea, University of Arizona Head Softball Coach, 6X NCAA Champions, USA National Team Coach. Throwing Mechanics

  • Targeting & Receiving
  • Pick Offs & Pop Ups
  • Bunt Defense
  • Plays at the Plate
  • Blocking Balls

12) CHAMPIONSHIP PRACTICE ORGANIZATION

With Mike Candrea, University of Arizona Head Softball Coach, 6X NCAA Champions, USA National Team Coach. One of the most successful softball coaches of all time, Mike Candrea, shares how he effectively/efficiently structures his team practices to produce better results during the season! Coach Candrea's success is partially a direct result of being diligent in implementation of effective, well-thought-out practice plans. Candrea shares his recommended list of practice rules and explains the implications and importance of them in effective team building. He also recommends a checklist of drills (all demonstrated) to work on to add variety to your practices. If you want to learn to win and have a team that shows improvement as the season progresses, it all starts with effective practice organization and planning. Coach Candrea's ideas are time- and team-tested and will help you improve your team by showing you how a Championship coach organizes practice.

 

13) WINNING PITCHING DRILLS

With Linda Wells, Arizona State University Head Softball Coach. Winning Pitching Drills has something for pitchers at all levels! The first section, "Beginner Drills", works with the whole/part/whole wrist snaps, isolated wrist snaps, not isolated wrist snaps, arm circles, the three ball drills, and working with throwing to targets. "Intermediate Drills" work directly to spot pitching. All drills in the "Intermediate" section are designed to help a pitcher hit her spots and work towards being more consistent. The "Advanced Drills" section works specifically on throwing into your own glove and receiving signals from the catcher. Knowing what pitch you want to throw in specific situations is a key to being a successful pitcher and Wells will teach pitch selection in the advanced section. "Speed Drills", "Upper Body Drills", "Accuracy Drills", and "Lower Body Drills" are all also covered in this comprehensive drill video. The final section of this video covers working on different types of pitches such as the curve ball, drop ball, and change up.