Jerry's mission as a women's fast pitch softball pitching instructor is to provide beginning and advanced fundamentals of windmill pitching to enable the pitcher to have readily available knowledge and skills to become the best pitcher they can be. This is done verbally and with practical exercises in a one-on-one setting.
"Jerry demonstrated this pitch to me and explained the mechanics of the pitch. I found it to be a very sharp breaking pitch that will be very effective when thrown correctly. I would like to wish all of you the..." The Late Coach Ernie Parker
The Triple Pitch instructional video was released in mid-September 2006 that displays the triple pitch's two different grips and release points. The Triple Pitch is effective due to its unique spin. When pitched correctly, the pitch can do several different things. The speed is... <Read More>
Jerry Johnson was born and raised in Prattville, AL. After 26 years in the U.S. Army he retired in 1993 with the rank of Sergeant Major. He remained in Beckley, West Virginia with his wife Rita after his retirement. Jerry began working with the West Virginia Greenbrier... <Read More>
Group style clinics are available. The following explains the terms and conditions for a clinic to be scheduled.
All travel and lodging expenses will be paid by the group requesting the clinic. If the clinic location does not exceed 600 miles one-way from Beckley, WV, I am to be reimbursed for round trip mileage at the U.S. Government mileage rate in effect at the time of travel. If the location is more than 600 miles one-way from Beckley, WV, air transportation, as well as private auto reimbursement to and from the airport and airport parking, will be covered by the requesting group.
My fees for the actual clinic are on a case-to-case basis depending on the number of pitchers requiring instruction.
Before contacting me about a clinic you should determine specifically what you want to accomplish. Each girl is different and you want each of them walking away after the clinic feeling good about themselves and what they learned. That is why it is necessary to identify the specific needs of your organization.
Independence High School Slap Hitting Clinic
I will initially have a discussion with the parents and tell them about myself. I will explain to them how pitching is a partnership between the pitcher, the parents and the pitching instructor.
Secondly, I will have a Q and A session for all attendees. As I stated previously, every girl is different and has a different style of pitching. There are numerous ways to pitch fast pitch softball; however, the one thing ALL elite pitchers have in common is GREAT MECHANICS.
The first day of the clinic I like to run 1-1/2 hour sessions, starting at 8:00 AM with the last session ending at 4:30 PM. Each session will have four students. There are 48 slots available over the two day period. When the pitchers are broken down into groups of similar age and or abilities the sessions run more smoothly.
Note: Other options are available to accommodate your individual groups.
Slap Hitting, Hitting and Defense Instructor
Lesson and Clinic Instructor
Throughout the Beckley area and beyond, I run clinics and lessons. Options for your team: Run a Team Practice; Clinics; Group Lessons. For your team, I will run your team practice based on the current needs of the team and their current skill level. I will also assess the talent of the team during the practice, and perform drills based on their needs.
ALL PITCHERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A CATCHER.
Wyoming East High School "Lady Warriors" Clinic
Member's of the Wyoming East High School Softball Team participate in Batting Practice prior to their Sectional Championship with Independence High School.