May 12, 2017 – Olympia Haarlem Pavilion. Haarlem, Netherlands
Another important appointment in the packed 2nd transnational meeting of the IGETS project was the softball pitching clinic for coaches conducted by Stanley Doney with the assistance of Olympia’s top pitcher Eva Voortman. Coach Doney introduced several softball drills which the coaches can adopt to add fun and variety to their session. He also insisted that pitchers need to work at home to improve and demonstrated a few drills which young prospective pitchers can perform at home.
Eva Voortman, the star pitcher of Olympia, described how she changed her style of pitching and improved her game, throwing much harder and more accurately. She demonstrated several drills that can be used to help improve the throwing speed as well as the mechanics especially of young softball pitchers. She also went over the various grips of her pitches, including fastball, change-up, curve ball, drop ball and riser. This was a very productive session for the coaches as they managed to get insights on pitching from the best in Europe.
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