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Rise and Drop String Drill | Softball Pitcher Drills

Rise and Drop String Drill | Softball Pitcher Drills


Softball Pitcher Drills: Rise and Drop String
Drill [Intro Music]>>Jessica Vogel: The rise or drop string
drill is a very effective way to see exactly where a pitch is breaking. It’s a great way to work on your timing
and release, as well as spin and rotation. Ideally when throwing a drop or a rise, we
want it to start breaking about three to five feet in front of the plate.>>Vogel: To execute the rise or drop string
drill, start by setting up a string about five feet out in front of the plate. The string represents a point at which you
want your ball to break. You’ll want the string to be about chest
high for riseballs and about knee high for drop balls.>>Vogel: For the riseball, our goal is to
have the pitch break under the string and finish in the catcher’s glove about the
string. For the drop ball, it would be the opposite. Our goal is to get our pitch to break above
the string and finish in the catcher’s glove below the string.>>Vogel: A fun way to challenge yourself
in this drill is to see how many times out of ten pitches you can get the ball to clearly
break above the line with your riseball and below the line with your drop ball. The string drill is a great visual tool for
pitchers and really challenges them to focus on the details of each pitch. [Outro Music]

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