Transferring Power Through the Core – Med Ball Scoop Toss (Softball Tip #1)

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

Blog 1At RPP we train many young softball players.  A lot of young girls (ages 13-18) struggle with core strength and stability due to extreme changes in their bodies which in turn can affect transfer of power from the lower body to the upper.  This is one of the most crucial movement strategies in softball as it affects not only pitching but hitting and throwing as well.  The med ball scoop toss is a great exercise to teach the transfer of body weight from the back foot to the front, as well as transfer of power through the core.  Here, Suffern High School softball’s Madison Scanlon demonstrates:

If you’re not getting med ball work into your workouts, you’re missing out on an extremely powerful tool to help take your game to the next level!!

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