The Softball Pitching Edge DVD provides an unsurpassed visual learning experience on the finer points of fastpitch pitching. Cheri Kempf, one of the top pitching coaches in the world, goes beyond the basics in presenting technical insights and instruction to develop elite-level skills and take pitching performance to a higher level. From the most efficient pitching mechanics to the proper grip for each pitch, Kempf delivers the goods to shut down even the best hitting lineup.
The Softball Pitching Edge DVD shows the correct way to deliver the ball from the rubber to the plate to maximize effectiveness and minimize the risk of injury. It dissects the pitching motion through demonstrations of the correct mechanics and provides 30 different practice drills for mastering those mechanics so that you can throw with greater speed and control.
The DVD also covers all the essentials: presentation, feet, legs, arms, posture, sequence, timing, consistency, location, and speed. You’ll see a breakdown of the fundamental mechanics, with details of common mistakes to help develop the proper mechanics. You’ll also see specific instructions for developing the drop, the change-up, the rise, the curve, and the screwball.
Use The Softball Pitching Edge DVD to improve your technique and add new pitches to your arsenal for more strikeouts and greater success on the mound!
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Cheri Kempf is owner and pitching instructor at Club K, the largest indoor training facility for female fastpitch softball players in the country. She has taught and trained thousands of athletes at Club K since 1991. Best known for her pitching expertise, she was a member of a five-person panel assembled by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and the United States Olympic Committee to develop universal standards by which to teach fastpitch pitching.
Kempf has more than 30 years of experience playing and coaching softball at all levels. In college, Kempf was a three-time All-American, an NAIA Collegiate national champion, and a National Tournament MVP in 1982 with a tournament ERA of 0.00. She then spent four seasons with the world-renowned Raybestos Brakettes, where her team was the ASA Women's Major Level national champion in 1991 and 1992. In 1992 Kempf joined the United States national team and went on to win the gold medal in the World Cup in Beijing, China.
Kempf has been inducted into the NAIA Collegiate Hall of Fame, the Missouri State ASA Hall of Fame, and the Missouri Western State College Hall of Fame. A member of the Women's Sports Foundation and the NFCA, she has done extensive motion analysis research with some of the top biomechanists in the country and has coached softball for four years at the NCAA Division I level. She also invented the Spin Right Spinner, a training device used to teach the correct mechanics of the pitching movement to softball and baseball pitchers, and an indoor three-on-three softball game called “RIPS,” which is played with a specially designed cage and fitted to indoor competition.
Kempf lives in Hermitage, Tennessee. Her favorite leisure-time activities are boating, traveling, and visiting her family in Missouri.