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Founder of Jerry's FastPitch
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 through out the United States. Jerry is a graduate of Columbia College and Concord University (formerly Concord College).
For more information on Jerry's pitching and hitting DVDs go to www.jerryfastpitch.com
NEW!The Rise Ball For the Younger PitcherViews: 7019,95 $
Chelsea has been pitching the rise ball for over a year; still, her pitching mechanics continue to improve. The DVD is full of drills for the beginner, intermediate and advanced pitcher in addition to instructions and demonstrations for pitching the rise ball.
The rise ball has been known by many different names; however, it still remains the hardest pitch to master. The rise ball must move through the power zone.
The power zone is the chest area for most hitters. If the rise ball does not jump, the batter can, and will hit the ball. The rise ball when thrown properly does rise as it approaches the hitter. Practice and commitment make the difference.
"I watched the DVD before sending it off to Mel. I've seen all the rise ball DVD's on the market, and own and read every book on the subject (as well as hitting). This one and the Nancy Evans version go hand in hand as must viewing for wanna be rise ball hurlers. EXCELLENT!"
–Abel Gomez, Chino, CA
"Excellent video for the young pitcher Jerry! It's loaded with useful training exercises. I tell people that ask about breaking ball training DVDs to check it out."
–Dave Marinelli, Founder RevFire Corporation
Features: RevFire technology, slow motion, split screen, and bonus pitches included!Views: 7019,95 $
NEW!The Curve & Screw Ball For the Younger PitcherViews: 7919,95 $
This softball coaching course isn't just for the beginner or intermediate pitcher... it's for ALL pitchers.
Chelsea demonstrates how to correctly pitch the screw ball and curve ball; and, she also demonstrates drills for pitchers of all experience levels.
In this course you will discover how simple and easy it is to do drills inside, in a relatively small area, that will maintain your spin, speed, and mechanics on the ball during the winter months. All that is needed is a bucket of balls.
Features: Filmed entirely indoors, with slow motion and split screen!
Bonus Pitches: Indoor pitching drills for the fall and winter months!Views: 7919,95 $
NEW!The Triple PitchViews: 6019,95 $
The Triple Pitch is a new softball pitch as reliable as a changeup, curveball and dropball. It's a combination of all three that gives you a dynamic new pitch for your pitching arsenal! The Triple Pitch is effective due to its unique spin. When pitched correctly, the pitch can do several different things. The speed is between a fastball and a change up, with a slight curve and a very tight drop. The Triple Pitch has two grips and two releases, that can be used by the intermediate or advanced pitcher.
I've always had the desire to come up with an original pitch. One night after pitching practice was over, I stayed in the pitching room and started throwing the ball into the back stop, trying to watch the ball as I released it. Anyone who has done this knows how difficult it is to pitch and watch the ball at the same time. I experimented with different grips, and after pitching into the back stop for several weeks I saw that I had come up with something "new." After pitching this "new" pitch a few times myself I asked one of the MSU pitchers and one of the catchers to stay after practice and pitch the pitch so I could see what it was really doing. After the first throw the catcher said "what was that?" The rest is history.
"Jerry demonstrated this pitch to me and explained the mechanics of the pitch. I found it to be a very sharp breaking pitch that will be very effective when thrown correctly. "
–Coach Ernie ParkerViews: 6019,95 $
NEW!Slap Hitting for BeginnersViews: 6919,95 $
The slap hitter must be able to run to first in less than three seconds and have outstanding hand-eye coordination. RUN FIRST, HIT SECOND. This is an important feature of slap hitting. If you can remember this it will be a huge benefit for you the hitter. The slap hitter is usually the number 1, 2 or number 9 hitter in the lineup.
In this DVD Ashton demonstrates how to hard slap, soft slap, chop, sacrifice bunt, drag bunt, fake bunt slap, and push bunt to include several drills that will assist you in your footwork and timing. As you advance to higher levels of softball you will find out that games are played and won on the ground. The short game is the key to offensive success in fast pitch softball. The short game WILL WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS.Views: 6919,95 $
NEW!The Change Up For the Younger PitcherViews: 5919,95 $
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!Views: 5919,95 $
NEW!The Basics of Windmill Pitching For the Younger PitcherViews: 5419,95 $
This coaching course is loaded with drills for the young beginner, intermediate and advanced pitcher. It is like having two courses for the price of one. Morgan and Megan demonstrate the proper mechanics to have a good fastball. You want to start with establishing correct muscle memory. This will ensure that you are headed in the right direction. Pitching requires PATIENCE. Parents, you will be chasing balls for several weeks until your daughter's muscle memory and mechanics improve.
The best pitchers have different styles; however, they all have one thing in common, they are consistent. Every pitcher has their own personality and style, so be yourself. I would suggest you find a pitching coach in which you have confidence. New pitchers MUST practice a minimum of four days a week. You should see improvement with every practice session. You want to work smarter, not harder. "Practice and commitment make the difference!"Views: 5419,95 $