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    House of Pitching: We have lift off!

    UPDATE: As the owner of the forum, I took the liberty to rename the pitching section to celebrate the launch of Bill's new website for a short amount of time. However, in front of people's reaction to it and discussing with Bill, I have elected to go back to the regular name. I have also deleted...
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    House of Pitching: We have lift off!

    BRAND NEW SITE FOR BILL HILLHOUSE - HOUSEOFPITCHING.COM After weeks of testing and tweaking, I'm happy to announce that my brand new House of Pitching is finally up! Join the housewarming here: Softball Pitching Tips | Pitching Lessons | House of Pitching. You'll notice the difference right...
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    Conditioning

    This is very common in athletes that use their arms a lot like softball, baseball, volleyball, tennis and the likes. In a nutshell, you need to do much more upper back strengthening work through pulling exercises. Google or Youtube search the following: wall slides, reverse flies, T W Y I...
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    Best exercises for hitting???

    Here's something I wrote a while back that is relevant to this conversation: Don't Abuse the Bench Press. The bench press is considered by many as one of the two king exercises in weight training with the squat. While the bench press is an excellent upper body strength builder that uses...
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    My DD going to a college camp - Am I crazy or what?

    Question a mother wanted me to post here. Please answer what you think. "Am I crazy? My dd has been corresponding with a school for almost a year. They saw her play at a showcase and reached out to her initially She's gone to their camps and feedback is always very positive. She is going to...
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    Someone tried to hack my account

    We've had a lot of these recently. I believe they are automatic bots trying to access accounts to posts spam. Lots of attempts reported but so far so good.
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    Will this drill work without resistance?

    Yes, absolutely. The resistance adds the element of trying to overcome a resistance but doesn't teach speed per say, it is more about learning how to use your whole body. The benefits of no-resistance will be to teach your body to move as fast as possible which is beneficial. Think of...
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    4 teams spontaneously join on the field to dance to Cotton Eyed Joe!

    Our organization was hosting a 14U and 16U tournament this weekend. At some point, 4 teams spontaneously join on the field to dance to Cotton Eyed Joe. That's the true spirit of sports! It starts with the two teams on the field and 2 more join them! That was pretty cool! <iframe width="560"...
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    Google ads

    Hey Guys, Please read this post and make your suggestions there: http://www.discussfastpitch.com/softball-discussions/24419-forum-update-advertisements-suggestions.html Thanks! - Coach Marc, Forum Owner
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    Ads or virus?

    Hey Guys, Please read this post and make your suggestions there: http://www.discussfastpitch.com/softball-discussions/24419-forum-update-advertisements-suggestions.html Thanks! - Coach Marc, Forum Owner
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    Ads being displayed in threads

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    Pitching at the WCWS

    Hi Bill: I have to agree 100% with you on this. That's a great post. Adrenaline is much better than any ''Red Bull'' to give you wings and Super Human energy!
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    Pitching at the WCWS

    Did you watch the Women's College World Series this weekend? Wow, this amazing softball is just an incredible treat. I love it! Speaking of the WCWS, have you noticed how modern pitchers are literally work horses? They can go on forever and remain super effective. A perfect exemple was the...
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    Protocol to increase bat speed

    Hi Maxx, Coop DeRenne's has done a lot of research in the field of strength and conditioning for baseball. I spend quite a bit of time studying his work when I was a graduate student. His work his solid and well done. His recommendation whether for the hitting protocol (involving bats or...
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    The coach putting them through conditioning

    As a strength and conditioning coach that also happens to be a softball coach, i feel I need to pitch in here: Very important principles to keep in mind: 1) If your goal is to improve fitness, less than 2 workouts a week is a waste of time. You need at least 2 workouts per week to increase...
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    Should players be allowed to listen to music?

    Yesterday was Mother's Day. Of course, I told my mother how much I love her and how important she is to me. The older we get, the more we realize how important our mother is. To all the softball moms, a big THANK YOU for what you're doing. You have a thankless job and you don't get all the...
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    which nationals are you hoping for?

    What are the best Nationals? In order of strength, prestige, etc. PGF USSSA PONY ASA Etc. What are your thoughts?
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    New to forum...where is everyone located?

    Hi Bryan: Welcome to this forum. It is a nationwide forum mostly with members and visitors from all over. Feel free to ask any questions you like. Coach Marc
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    What do the best pitchers have in common?

    I actually agree totally with that. Very well stated Riseball!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    strength & agility

    A good strength and conditioning coach (ideally CSCS certified) ALWAYS does injury prevention with strength and conditioning. Our role as strength and conditioning is: a) Improve performance b) Prevent injuries Everything we do is with this in mind! Coach Marc :)

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