Lonni Alameda's Pitching Academy

Lonni Alameda's Pitching Academy
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$174.99
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Product Description

  • Develop sound timing by learning to "self-coach" and make in-game adjustments
  • Learn how to adjust finger pressure and placement to create spin and more whiffs at the plate
  • Discover a drill series dedicated to developing good posture and a repeatable release point for improved accuracy
  • Learn how adopting the mindset of a speed and spin pitcher will help you dominate the competition
  • Teach your pitchers to make adjustments on their own so they can quickly fix something that isn't working in a game

with Lonni Alameda,
Florida State University Head Coach;
2018 NCAA National Champions;2018 NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year;
Back-to-Back-to-Back ACC Coach of the Year (2013-15);Back-to-Back ACC Champions (2014-15),
2014 Women's College World Series; three straight NCAA Super Regional appearances (2013-15)

Need to learn or brush up on the basics of the windmill pitch? This video from 2018 National Championship WCWS-winning head coach Lonni Alameda breaks down the fundamentals of the pitching motion in order to help your pitchers establish a solid foundation on the mound. You will learn the philosophy behind every component of the pitch as well as some advanced strategies to ensure you're always a step ahead of opposing hitters.

Windmill Philosophy

Coach Alameda explains her philosophy of the mechanics of the windmill pitch. She teaches the fundamentals of the pitch from the ground up, broken down into three segments:

  • Upper Half
  • Lower Half
  • Arm Circle

You will learn how to fix inconsistencies with your pitchers by focusing on timing and efficiency.

Windmill Series Drills

Next, watch as Alameda works one-on-one with pitchers using the drills and the daily warm-up routine her players use at Florida State. More importantly, you'll hear how Coach Alameda instructs through "conversation." She emphasizes the importance of getting players talking to prove that they understand what they're doing and how they are addressing mechanical issues.

In total you will get nine pitching mechanics drills that reinforce the essential fundamentals of the windmill pitch. Key drills include:

  • T Drill
  • Full Circle
  • Full Circle - Rock Back
  • Full Circle - Drag
  • Rock Back Drill
  • Walk-throughs
  • Two Feet
  • Inside/Outside Fastballs
  • PIG

Pitching Philosophy

An added bonus to this video is the instruction that Coach Alameda offers on how to develop good pitcher & catcher relationships in the bullpen. She explains the the nuance of this relationship and how to build it based on mutual trust and respect.

Finally, you'll hear Alameda's philosophy in different areas of pitching, including:

  • Strategy
  • Scouting
  • Analytics
  • Situations
  • Pitching staff
  • The Mental Game
  • Preparation

Coach Alameda shows you how the pitching motion can be broken down and offers drills that work on the mechanics of the windmill. She displays how to work from the fingertips to the arm circle and then to the lower half. You'll learn everything you need to know about timing and efficiency and see drills that reinforce solid fundamentals so you can produce complete pitchers in your own program!

64 minutes. 2019.


with Lonni Alameda,
Florida State University Head Coach;
2018 NCAA National Champions;2018 NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year;
Back-to-Back-to-Back ACC Coach of the Year (2013-15);Back-to-Back ACC Champions (2014-15),
2014 Women's College World Series; three straight NCAA Super Regional appearances (2013-15)

Want to learn which tools are essential for your pitching arsenal? This video, featuring 2018 National Championship WCWS coach Lonni Alameda, will make sure you're well-equipped with the information needed to develop your pitchers. Coach Alameda provides tips that she learned as a high level pitcher and that she now shares as a head coach and pitching coach at FSU. This video includes extensive bullpen time as Alameda gives you the essential elements for pitchers to fine-tune their pitch lineup.

Alameda opens with some comments about the imperative aspects of a pitcher's arsenal. She explains that it's more than just the pitches you throw - it's also important to be able to hit different spots, change speeds, understand how loc

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