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PITCHING

The Varsity School

The Varsity School is the most comprehensive training program offered at Planet Fastpitch. Varsity School is 25 weeks of phased development specific to the mechanical, strategic, and mental sides of pitching and hitting. Athletes will work their way up to live at-bats in preparation for their season. Development is monitored through metrics testing throughout the year. This program is meant for serious athletes willing to work!

Spinners 10:  All Pitches

This fast-paced 10-week course covers the full menu of movement pitches. Pitchers will learn the proper spin, mechanical adjustments, and plate strategy to develop the fastball, change up, drop ball, rise ball, screw ball, curve ball, and drop curve. This class is intended for pitchers with solid fastball fundamentals and body awareness.

Spinners: Fast, Rise, Curve, Screw

This 5-week course covers fastball, rise ball, curve ball, and screw ball. Pitchers will learn the proper spin, mechanical adjustments, and plate strategy to develop these pitches. This class is intended for pitchers with solid fastball fundamentals and body awareness.

 

Pitch Design: Drop Ball

This 3-week course is designed to cover all things drop ball. Pitchers will learn the proper spin, mechanical adjustments, and plate strategy to increase the efficiency and movement of this pitch. Players looking to join this course should have solid fastball mechanics, and a desire to learn or further develop the drop ball. 

Pitch Design: Curve Ball

This 3-week course is designed to cover the curve ball. Pitchers will learn the proper spin, mechanical adjustments, and plate strategy to increase the efficiency and movement of this pitch. Players looking to join this course should have solid fastball mechanics, and a desire to learn or further develop the curve ball.

Bullpen Workouts: Fast/Change Deception

This 4-week class is built to equip pitchers with the strategy and confidence to effectively mix between the fastball and change up deceptively. Each class, pitchers will be challenged with a bullpen workout designed to enhance game performance. This class is geared toward pitchers who have a solid grasp on both fastball and change up and want to execute these pitches and increase their effectiveness in game situations.

Bullpen Workouts: Sequences

This 4-week class is built to equip pitchers with the strategy and confidence to mix their pitches in an effective order to get outs. Each class, pitchers will be challenged with a bullpen workout designed to execute certain pitch sequences and enhance game performance. This class is geared toward pitchers who have a solid grasp on both fastball, change up, and at least one additional pitch.

The Futures Program

The Futures Program offers cutting-edge training and development for pitchers and hitters. Modeled after the Varsity School, the Futures Program is geared toward serious athletes looking for phased development over 10 weeks.

 

Spinners: Fast, Change, Drop, Drop-Curve

This 5-week course covers fastball, change up, drop ball, and drop curve. Pitchers will learn the proper spin, mechanical adjustments, and plate strategy to develop these pitches. This class is intended for pitchers with solid fastball fundamentals and body awareness.

 

Pitch Design: Change-Up

This 3-week course is designed to cover all things change up. Pitchers will learn the proper spin, mechanical adjustments, and plate strategy to throw this pitch effectively. Players looking to join this course should have solid fastball mechanics, and a desire to learn or further develop the change up. 

Pitch Design: Rise Ball

This 3-week course is designed to cover the rise ball. Pitchers will learn the proper spin, mechanical adjustments, and plate strategy to increase the efficiency and movement of this pitch. Players looking to join this course should have solid fastball mechanics, and a desire to learn or further develop the rise ball. 

Pitch Design: Screw Ball

This 3-week course is designed to cover the screw ball. Pitchers will learn the proper spin, mechanical adjustments, and plate strategy to increase the efficiency and movement of this pitch. Players looking to join this course should have solid fastball mechanics, and a desire to learn or further develop the screw ball. 

Bullpen Workouts: Swings & Misses

This 4-week class is built to equip pitchers with the strategy and confidence to effectively mix between pitches to induce strikeouts. Each class, pitchers will be challenged with a bullpen workout designed to enhance game performance. This class is geared toward pitchers who have a solid grasp on both fastball, change up, and at least one additional pitch.

 

Building Pitching Velocity

This course is built to develop pitching velocity and power by improving explosiveness and leg drive. This class is intended for pitchers with solid fundamentals.

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