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How to Throw a Dropball with Michele Smith

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Hi, I'm Michele Smith. And I'm going to give you a couple tips on the drop ball. First the grip. We want to make sure that we lay our fingers across the smile of the ball, plum opposite middle finger. This is gonna give us the ability to snap that ball out on a peel drop and get that ball to spin over the top. For our body we want to make sure that we're explosive off the mound, but at release we want our shoulders to be over our front knee. Snapping that ball, throwing it from high to low that's gonna give us a good break. It's gonna fool the batter. So really work on a nice strong arm circle, aggressive snap and pull the ball up that'll get that ball to drop down.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist fastpitch player Michele Smith discusses the proper way to throw a dropball. She has a wealth of knowledge from years of pitching in professional fastpitch softball. Get great face time with collegiate coaches and recruiters! Prepare for the 2013 softball season with a 3-day instructional camp based out of sunny Clearwater, Florida. Learn skills from the best in womens fastpitch while getting exposure to top coaches & players. Ages 8-18 welcome. You can find out more about this camp at the following link:

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