Produced by - This week Courtney Scott talks about the importance of the drop ball. Courtney Scott is the assistant softball coach at the University of Louisville. She talks about the importance of the drop ball for the fastpitch pitcher. The advantage of a good drop ball is that it keeps the ball in the park in an offensive game. Allows the runners to only advance base to base. There are four ways to throw it. The peel drop, is the hardest to buy into but one of the most effective. You want to grab it on the "C" and put as many fingertips on the seam and as close together as you can. The reason for the "C" is to get on the four seams. It creates a strong spin. Don't see a ton of break with this pitch, it is working on its own, but it is very easy on the body and be disciplined with. The next drop ball is the rolling peel. It is held the exact same way as the peel drop. You come through with a relaxed wrist and snap down. The roll over is on the "U" versus on the "C". On the right side of the "U" and using pressure points on your fingers. The last drop is the pull back. holding it the same as the peel drop. The difference is that you release it at your back hip. Full force is better to get through your body and all the way through to your catcher. Sponsored by SoftballJunk.com Sign up for our newsletter at LINKS OF INTEREST . . This content is provided with a Creative Commons Share-Alike License. Feel free to use this content, so long as you give credit to Gary Leland, of Fastpitch.TV and link to Gary leland is a new media producer of fastpitch softball. information. For advertising information send him an email to Gary@Fastpitch.TV, or visit his personal website site at for more information on Gary.