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Basics of Windmill Pitching

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Mission Statement
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.

"Excellent video for the young pitcher Jerry! It's loaded with useful training exercises. I tell people that ask about breaking ball training DVDs to check it out."
Dave Marinelli
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The Triple Pitch
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>

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About Jerry
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>


Pitching is very hard work. It requires dedication, commitment, and many hours of practice, three or four times a week minimum. It also requires that I have a working relationship with your parents. We want you to be successful. However, your parents are going to make sure you do all the right things that you need to accomplish outside the pitching room to make you succeed in working toward your goal. I have one rule that you must follow in order to be a GOOD PITCHER. PRACTICE. IT'S JUST THAT SIMPLE. THERE NOTHING MAGIC ABOUT IT. JUST HARD WORK.

Lessons for Pitching Lessons for Hitting

I recommend that all NEW pitching students have a two hour lesson for their first session. I will go over drills, nutrition and other topics of interest. I recommend working with students once a week while she develops her mechanics and muscle memory.

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Recruiting Video of Student, Holly Brehm

Recruiting Video of Student, Paige Maynard

Hitting Video of Student, Deja Miller

Deja Miller from the University of North Dakota goes through her hitting, hard slap, soft slap, and drag bunting.

Recruiting Video of Student, Jenna Holdaway

Jenna Holdaway - "This Is How To Look" Jenna Holdaway

Hitting Video of Student, Alison Shufflebarger

The Fearsome Four
From Left to Right: Trinity Cook, Kelsey Suddreth, Delaney Buckland and Olivia Hylton
Jenna Holdaway

Lessons for Hitting Lessons for Hitting

Marshall Softball All-Anniversary Team

Caitlyn Jackson Caitlyn Jackson (2007-10) was extremely versatile in her four years in the green and white.

She was a .321 lifetime hitter with 212 hits and 89 RBI.

In the circle she had 247 strikeouts and 28 wins.

She ranks fifth in career batting average, ninth in runs, fifth in hits and tied for eighth in doubles with 34.

Jackson's win total is the ninth best in Marshall History while her career strikeouts rank eighth. She a member of the 2007 C-USA All-Freshman team and was twice named All-Region.

She was voted to the 2009 C-USA All-Tournament team as well.

Lesson Rates

  • First Lesson Two Hours $80.00 (for beginners only 1-3 years experience)
  • Base Rate is $30.00 (Per 30 minutes)

Overview of Jerry's Lessons

Jerry provides personalized skill training to any level player who is committed to improving her softball skills. He provides lessons throughout the West Virginia area but is able to conduct lessons anyplace in the US. If you live outside the Beckley, WV area and are interested in having Jerry work with one or more of your softball players contact Jerry to make arrangements.

Duration: Private and small group lessons are offered in both 30 and 60 minute sessions.
Skills: Pitching, Hitting, Bunting, Slapping or Catching
Formats: Private (1 to 2 students)
Group (3 to 5 students)
Experienced five or more years (1 student)

To schedule lessons or for more information please contact us today at (304)-673-9127 or by email.

Private Lessons (1-2 Students)

Private lessons provide individualized attention since only one or two players are working with Jerry. This format is ideal for the athlete who prefers one on one instruction at their own pace or teammates that enjoy working together.

Number of Lessons
Price Per Lesson Per Student
Total Package Price*
30 Minute Lesson(s)
60 Minute Lesson(s)

*Prepaid package pricing - must be paid in full prior to first scheduled lesson.

Group Lessons (3-5 Students)

Groups Lessons are for groups of 3-5 softball players in hitting, pitching, catching, bunting, and slapping. This lesson format is most often utilized by teammates, friends, family members, or players who are at the same ability level and trying to improve their skills together. Group lessons last one hour, and Jerry will tailor them to your group's needs. In a small group session Jerry will be able to provide multiple repetitions of the specific skills that the group needs work on. This is essential to developing proper habits and improving the mechanics of each skill. You are responsible for creating your own group and for making sure they all show up on time and ready to go.

Number of Lessons
Price Per Lesson Per Student
Total Package Price*
60 Minute Lesson(s)

*Prepaid package pricing - must be paid in full prior to first scheduled lesson

General Policies

  • Cancellation - If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged for the lesson unless another student takes the appointment.
  • Payment - All lessons must be paid for in advance.
  • Pitching Lesson students must bring their own catchers for each lesson.
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