Recently appointed National Pathway Batter Coordinator Karen Marr has been busy over the isolation period working with our up and coming representative players and has now lent her expertise to all budding pitchers.
(Words by Softball Australia)
In a series of nine videos, Marr runs us through the Basics of Pitching.
1 – Grip
2 – Release
3 – Follow Through
4 – Arm, Hips & Glove
5 – Half Circle
6 – Lower Body & Arms
7 – The Pitching Powerline
8 – Plate Stance & Load
9 – The Full Pitch
Marr brings a wealth of international coaching experience to the role including roles with the Dutch Open Women’s, U19 & U22 teams and most recently the Chinese U19 Women’s team.
Prior to the National team appointments, Marr held an Assistant Coach role with the University of Louisville in the NCAA Softball program. With her assistance, the team reached the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history (2004) and again consecutively for the next six years.
The team appeared in the national rankings for the first time in school history in 2006, reaching as high as No. 17. The Cardinals were also ranked in the top-25 during the 2007 season. In 2009 the Cardinals were ranked 14th and continued this in 2010, being ranked in the top 25 for most of the season.
U of L won the Conference USA regular season title in 2005, the BIG EAST regular season title in 2006 and won the BIG EAST tournament in 2007.
During her time at Louisville, the Cardinals impacted the school record books, producing the lowest Earned Run Average, the most strikeouts, wins and shutouts in school history.