The position of the elbow should be at about a 45º angle. As you turn slightly to your throwing shoulder (Trunk Rotation), the arm will start to drive back via the scapular (shoulder blade). Once the arm gets to its furthest point back and loaded, it will work its way into and through shoulder external rotation.
When throwing a softball you should bring your arm up to what position?
Bring your arms up to shoulder height, with the back (throwing) arm cocked at a 90-degree angle, as if flexing your muscles. Look back at your throwing hand—which way is the ball facing? It should always be facing out, not in toward the body. This common mistake can lead to inconsistent throws.
How many fingers do you use to throw a softball?
Grip the ball with four fingers along the laces.
Your thumb should comfortably rest along the side of the softball. In order to properly grip the laces, use the tips of your fingers to hold the ball so that there is a little bit of space between the ball and your fingers.
What are 3 things you need to do in order to pitch a softball properly?
There are three really important things that you need to remember when it comes to softball pitching: the wrist snap, the hip close, and balance. You have to have all three of those in order to be successful at pitching. You also have to be very determined and practice a lot.