Creating Positional Stability – Wall/Ball Stabilization (Softball Tip #2)

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

In today’s post we are covering strength and conditioning tip #2 for softball players. In case you missed #1 please click here.

Blog 2Creating “positional stability” through training is important in helping an athlete create good power and stability at the same time as actual movement (i.e. throwing, hitting etc.).

Wall/Ball Stabilizations are a great drill to train with by firing off the cuff muscles and keeping the scapula on the ribcage while the arm is in the throwing position.  Below, Akadema Elite pitcher Sam Kaner demonstrates:

A strong stable shoulder is great, but not of much use to an athlete unless it can be maintained while the arm is in motion. Training positional stability is key.  This is just one of the ways we teach stability in our Elite Softball Program. Please feel free to click here for Elite Softball page on RPP’s website or simply sign-up for our newsletter below.