A THREE DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE WINDMILL SOFTBALL PITCH

  • Gretchen Oliver
  • Jerry Wilkerson
  • Young-Hoo Kwon
Keywords: throwing, mechanics, segmental contribution, technique, coordination, and sequentiality.

Abstract

The act of periorming the windmill softball pitch encompasses total body activity with activation of body parts through a link system. With the coordinated action of all body segments, ballistic energy is applied to the ball to result in the greatest produced velocity at the time of ball release. In attempt to improve periormance, coaches and educators must understand the motions about the joints involved. Therefore it was the purpose of this study to determine the joint motions and movement patterns of the kinetic chain in the ballistic skill of periorming the windmill pitch in attempt to improve athletic periormance as well as athletic instruction.
Published
2008-03-25