How To Prevent Pitching Injuries


How To Prevent Pitching Injury by Bill Hillhouse Produced By Gary Leland

In this episode of the Fastpitch Softball Chat Show, Bill Hillhouse talks about how to prevent common pitching injuries and their causes. Pitchers have a violent movement when pitching the softball because of the explosive movement towards the catcher. Bill covers 4 of the most recognized injuries softball pitchers complain about and the preventative steps to recognizing what you are doing incorrectly.

Four Common Injuries:
1. Shoulder soreness in the front – Most common reason, the elbow is locked as they throw the ball.
2. Shoulder soreness in the back – Most common reason is the ball/arm is to far from the head when the arm makes the circle for the pitch.

Things to look at, Is her arm stiff and locked in the rotation, is her arm to far away from her head during pitch. Straighten the arm during the pitch don’t lock

3. Lower Back Pain – Caused by the pounding when “landing” during pitch release.
4. Tendonitis in the knee – Caused from landing on hard surface as those who practice indoors.

Things to work on, strength training and conditioning in her core, and around the knees.

Bill Recommends:
The Mckenzie method of back treatment – series of stretches and preventative maintenance. http://www.mckenzieinstituteusa.org/method-patients.cfm

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Changes In Fastpitch Softball Pitching Motion


Changes In Fastpitch Softball Pitching Motion by Bill Hillhouse Produced By Gary Leland

In this episode of the Fastpitch Softball Chat Show, Bill Hillhouse covers the change in what you see in pitching motions of pitcher’s on TV at the collegiate level in fast pitch softball, and why? Bill highlights one of the biggest changes pitcher’s have made today is turning or twisting their body to hide the ball from the opposing pitching coach. He also breaks down the motion and concept behind his fastpitch pitching technique.

YOU WILL ALSO LEARN:

  • How this motion negatively impacts balance
  • Proper ways to conceal the softball
  • Changing grips and preparing to throw the softball

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Win A 2016 Mizuno Nighthawk Fastpitch Bat


This month on The Win Some Softball Stuff Show you can win a 2016 Mizuno Nighthawk fastpitch softball bat. Produced By Gary Leland

Watch the video to find out how to enter, and make sure to watch on the 25th of every month for our newest contest.

The Nighthawk has a NEW Patented 2-piece LINK Construction Composite barrel and composite handle connected by vibration eliminating elastomer. This significantly reduced vibrations to the hands to give the feel of a great hit every time

The stiffer Carbon Fiber Carbon handle with increased resistance to bending, decreases the amount of energy that is lost with impact to the ball to create higher ball speeds.

The NEW Double Wall Technology provides thinner walls with added durability, with higher peak performance out of the wrapper and larger sweet spot

The Black Onyx Carbon Complex lay up design using high end pre-impregnated composite plies, creates greater durability and shorter break in period to maximum performance.

The optimized Cap Design Allows greater flex and less weight toward the end of the bat creates more bat speed and wider sweet spot.

Bat Specifications
Drop: -10 Fastpitch bat
Barrel: 2 1/4″
Certified: USSSA 1.20 BPF, ASA, ISA, ISP, NSA
Material: Composite
Construction: Two-piece
Warranty: One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Available Sizes: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34

How To Use The Double Ball

How To Use The Double Ball To Teach The Rise Ball In Fastpitch Softball by Bill Hillhouse Produced By Gary Leland

In this episode of the Fastpitch Softball Chat Show, Bill Hillhouse covers the use of one of his products called the Double Ball. Bill highlights the biggest advantage pitcher’s can gain from using the Double Ball to learn to throw the rise ball pitch, faster. He also breaks down the proper way to use the Double Ball and the pitching motion behind getting the backspin.

YOU WILL ALSO LEARN:

  • The proper spin for the rise ball pitch
  • Correct ways to grip the softball
  • Twisting your fingers not bending at the wrist

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The Riseball By Fastpitch Softball Pitching Coach Bill Hillhouse

The Road To The Rise By Fastpitch Softball Pitching Coach Bill HillhouseWatch The Above Trailer

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The Road To The Rise by Bill Hillhouse

Duration 21 minutes / Advanced Level: Proper Mechanics Recommended

Olympic Festival Gold Medalist Bill Hillhouse will share his secrets to achieve an explosive rise ball. He will demonstrate various grips, proper spin, release point, follow through and situational pitching for the high and low rise. He will also cover common problems found in pitchers learning the rise and demonstrate a sequence of exercises to develop the pitch. Included are special sections on the rise-curve and an in-depth conversation on the rise ball with Bill Hillhouse. Many analyzation aids are included like split screen, slow motion video at every angle, drawings, 3D animation, and keypoints.

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The Road To The Rise by Bill Hillhouse

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