Jerry's FastPitch
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.

"Thanks for sending me a copy of your new DVD The Curve and Screw Ball For The Younger Pitcher. You did an excellent job with it! All the drills you showed are really..."
George Brandt
Inventor of the TightSpin
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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>

Pitcher Analysis

Holly Brehm - Pitcher Analysis To obtain a more comprehensive analysis you can mail a video of the pitcher pitching and Jerry will analyze a specific pitch for you.

The video must be of good quality. The pitcher must be seen from a back view and behind the catcher. It is imperative that Jerry sees the ball coming in to the catcher.

There is a $35.00 fee for each pitch or video submitted. After analyzing the video, Jerry will contact you via telephone to discuss any problems he detects and give recommendations on how to rectify them.


Types of Pitches:

The Triple Pitch

The Triple Pitch is effective due to its unique spin. When pitched correctly, the pitch can do several different things. The speed is between a fastball and a change up, with a slight curve and a very slight drop. The Triple Pitch has two grips and two releases.

  1. Can be used as additional off speed pitch.
  2. Great pitch selection to use in a bunt situation so the ball will stay on the ground.
  3. With the two grips and two releases the ball has a fast and effective spin that travels 11/5 toward the catcher.
  4. The speed is between your fastball and change-up.
  5. Good additional pitch to use when your change-up and rise ball are not performing at their peak.
  6. Like any new pitch, it takes time to develop your muscle memory. So, don't give up. It will come. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.

Fast Ball

  1. Can be used as a first pitch to get ahead in the count.
  2. Use on corners and keep low.
  3. As our pitcher becomes more advanced in throwing breaking pitches, she will use less fastballs.
  4. Most good college pitchers don't use many fastballs, because they must make the ball move. As the batters will hit the straight fastball.
  5. The speed for a fastball, of a good high school pitcher is high 50's to low 60's.

Rise Ball

  1. A riseball is a sucker pitch usually used when you are ahead in the count.
  2. In college and good "ASA" ball risers account for more third strikes than any other pitch.
  3. It should be thrown at the shoulders.
  4. If the batter makes contact it is usually a fly ball or pop-up.

Screw Ball

  1. Used mostly on left-handed batters and slappers.
  2. Can be used on right-handed batter to jam them.

Curve Ball

  1. Can be thrown as a strike or a waste pitch.
  2. A curve can be thrown using different speeds which makes it a multi-purpose pitch.

Drop Ball

  1. A drop ball is thrown when you are ahead in the count, as it is usually called a ball by the umpire.
  2. It can be used when a ground ball is needed.
  3. It can be used as a first pitch to a team who is aggressive and swings at the first pitch.
  4. If the umpire is calling this a strike use it!!!!
  5. Should be thrown at the knees.


  1. To be used when the batter is swinging ahead of a fastball, never when a batter is swinging behind.
  2. Show early in the game for psychological advantages.
  3. Keep low and outside, 10-15 MPH slower than your fastball.
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