Vinnie’s 10 Tips to Being a better Slow Pitch Softball Pitcher

I love to pitch slow pitch softball!  You are the center of the action controlling the flow of the game, enticing batters to swing at pitches, defending the middle, and running the show. The moment I step onto the diamond my worries and cares fall away.  There is no place on earth I would rather be. It’s just me and the game.  I just love it.  I plan on playing until they drag me off the pitching mound and into a nursing home.

I love to teach other players how to pitch.  Some have become quite good at it (if I do say so myself). Here are some tips to those of you who want to become a better slow pitch softball pitcher, or may be getting ready to pitch for the first time.

Vinnie’s 10 Tips to Being a Better Slow Pitch Softball Pitcher

  1. Practice one pitch until you can throw it for a strike at will.
  2. For the love of God, learn how backup and defend your position and yourself.
  3. Location is key. Learn to throw strikes deep, short, away, & inside
  4. Arc your pitches as high as you can until the ump stops you. Arc is your best friend.
  5. Vary your arcs and location to keep the batter guessing.
  6. Walks suck.  No free trips to 1st.
  7. Back up throws coming from the outfield
  8. Learn how to read a batter. Keep the pitch out of the batters wheelhouse. 
  9. Pitch to contact.  Make them hit it where you want them to.
  10. Be a professional.  Celebrating a swinging strike out will get your ass beat.  Batters strike out because they simply miss, not because your 5 mph pitch is so awesome.