Video of the backwards curve ball drill

A week or so ago I had a request to provide some video of the fastpitch backwards curve ball drill. It’s the one I mentioned in a previous post, where you stand with your back to the catcher, then turn and throw the curve without moving your feet.

Well, you ask and I provide. Here’s a view of the drill from the front of the pitcher, demonstrated by Lake Forest College’s Kristi Gandy (who incidentally loves this drill):

And here’s another look from the side:

Hope that helps make it clear!

Update: I finally figured out how to embed the video. Had to cheat and go on the software’s forum, though.


About Ken Krause

Ken Krause has been coaching girls fastpitch softball for nearly 20 years. Some may know him as a contributing columnist to Softball Magazine, where he writes Krause's Korner -- a regular column sponsored by Louisville Slugger. Ken is also the Administrator of the Discuss Fastpitch Forum, the most popular fastpitch discussion forum on the Internet. He is currently a Three Star Master Coach with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), and is certified by both the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and American Sports Education Program (ASEP). Ken is a private instructor specializing in pitchers, hitters, and catchers. He teaches at North Shore Baseball Academy in Libertyville, IL and Pro-Player Consultants in McHenry, IL.

Posted on January 19, 2013, in Pitching. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thank you very much for posting this!


  2. I sent this to my DD’s PC and he liked it. Tried it out on my DD last night and it worked great. At first she wasn’t sure about it but once she got the hang of it, it worked pretty good. She said after her lesson that it really helped her. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Hi Robert, glad to hear it worked for your daughter – and so quickly. It is a good drill – wish I’d thought of it, but I’m at least glad that student showed it to me. Good luck to your daughter on her continued journey. And be sure she keeps having fun with it.


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