Fastpitch Friday Ep.38 Softball: Managing Medicine Ball Progressions

We all know medicine ball work is great for developing rotational power. Despite that, many coaches get hung up on deciding what drills to program. This week I discuss my personal philosophy on how I go about choosing specific drills for my softball players. Check it out below!

 
 

Below is a small list of frequent mistakes athletes tend to make with medicine ball work, specifically with the rotational scoop and shotput toss.

***Many players could struggle with one or more of these items below***  

Not aggressive with their lower half

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Poor Direction

  • Rotational Med Ball Shotput from a knee 
  • Create chalk lines where their foot should land 

Weight Transfer or Tempo

Shin Angle/Sitting into hip