The Change Up For the Younger Pitcherby Jerry Johnson
This softball coaching course is unique because it utilizes six pitchers. All six of the pitchers will pitch one or more change up pitches. They will throw several different stiff wrist change ups, open hand change ups and the flip change. It is my opinion that all pitchers should have two good change ups and a good off speed drop ball. Young pitchers normally do not have good change ups, simply because it is not pitched enough in practice; there is too much interest in "SPEED."
I recommend pitchers have one day a week to alternately throw the fastball and change up for 45 minutes, This will make a tremendous difference in their change up mechanics. When thrown correctly a good change up will not only intimidate a batter, but it also puts the pitcher in control of the game. Remember "Practice and commitment make the difference!"
Features: Slow motion and split screen! | Bonus Pitches: Three Off-Speed Pitches and The Triple Pitch!
Jerry Johnson was born and raised in Prattville, AL. After 26 years in the U.S. Army, he retired in 1993 with the rank of Sergeant Major. He remained in Beckley, West Virginia with his wife Rita after his retirement. Jerry began working with the West Virginia Greenbrier County Board of Education in the fall of 1993. There he taught JROTC at Greenbrier West High School.
Jerry Johnson has been involved in Softball for over 30 years; he has coached at every level. In 1996 he became Greenbrier West High School's first Softball coach. In September 2004, he became the Pitching Coach for the Mountain State University Lady Cougars softball team. In September 2005, he was assigned the Assistant Head Coach of the MSU Lady Cougars.
Jerry retired from the Greenbrier County School System in June 2005. Jerry Johnson is the owner and operator of Jerry's FastPitch, LLC and continues to teach private pitching lessons as well as organizing and participating in pitching clinics throughout Southern West Virginia. Jerry has coached students throughout the United States. Jerry is a graduate of Columbia College and Concord University (formerly Concord College).
Jerry specializes in the art of windmill pitching and hitting lessons for individuals and teams, plus camps for various groups such as colleges, universities, little leagues, high schools, ASA leagues, and all other organizations. Jerry offers 7 custom pitching and hitting DVD's that focus on the younger pitchers and hitters, ages fourteen and younger, but any level of experience can benefit. He has reviewed countless other pitching and hitting DVD's and provides more step-by-step details about the "how to method of training" than other pitching and hitting DVD's. His pitching and hitting DVD's are sold at an affordable price of only $19.95 each while other pitching and hitting DVD's are sold at around $40 or more. All of Jerry's pitching and hitting DVD's provide the following three things: Step-by-Step Instructions: Explains to the student about the "how to method" with correct mechanics. Teacher Demonstration: Shows the student how to do each drill and to correctly develop the muscle memory for that particular pitch. Student Demonstration: The Student will then exercise the proper mechanics for that pitch.
Jerry places a lot of emphasis on using the proper mechanics in order to have a good solid foundation and muscle memory. This all comes in due time by exercising countless repetitions through continual practice.