Coach Ally Carda takes her professional pitching experience in the circle and breaks it down for the young softball pitchers in this Bullpen Intent series. In Part 1, Coach Carda talks about the importance of developing a plan for a pitcher's bullpen session.
Developing power and explosiveness for a pitcher is excellent—developing balance at the same time, though? Now that's a trifecta that will undoubtedly help young pitchers control the circle (and command the plate!). In this installment of the Importance of Direction and Drive Series, Coach Ally Carda helps build all three aspects with the help of the Bosu Ball!
Coach Ally Carda is back in the circle with another installment of the Importance of Direction and Drive Series, this time building balance while increasing leg drive and power with the Crane Drill.
Part 2 of NPF hurler Ally Carda's Importance of Direction and Drive series takes us back in the circle to learn the Figure Four Drill, which focuses on the pitcher's back leg—where power and control are generated—during the delivery.
NPF Pitcher Ally Carda is in the circle, breaking down the Powerline Drill, which focuses on creating the proper direction and drive when delivering a pitch.
Relying only on the upper half to generate power is never something you’ll see a successful hitter do. The lower half, especially the legs, may be the most important (and often ignored) part of the swing. In this series, Coach Ally Carda shows young hitters how to work on their lower half, beginning with a Load Drill that builds strength and helps with timing.
Balance and strength are keys to the hitter’s lower half. In the second installment of Coach Ally Carda’s Hitting with the Legs series, she demonstrates a Transfer Drill that will help young hitters focus on balance, while also building strength in the lower half.
To help a hitter feel the proper weight transfer—from the back leg to the front—Coach Ally Carda has the perfect drill: In Part Three of her Hitting with the Legs series, she uses a Bosu Ball to demonstrate an easy an effective way to help young hitters develop a better weight transfer during the swing.
Coach Ally Carda is in the circle in the exclusive YSPN360/NPF instructional video, showing young pitchers how to develop consistency and build power in the motion with the legs—by practicing the Four Step Mirror Drill.
Moving along in the tee work progression, Coach Ally Carda demonstrates how working on the upper-half mechanics while hitting off the tee is critical for developing a longer swing plane to contact.
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