A common question asked by high school and summer ball coaches is, “how often should pitchers practice pitching during the season?” There isn’t one right answer to this question, and most of the time, it depends on the pitcher. No matter the age or the level of the pitcher, it’s important that there is some structured pitching practice completed during the season. Again, the amount and number of days depends on the pitcher and what part of the season they are in.
High school softball is structured differently than summer ball. Often times, high school conference games will take place during the week and there will be a few weekend tournaments scattered throughout the season. The end of the season will bring Section tournaments with the winners moving on to play in the State Tournament. Reaching the state tournament and competing for the State Title is the ultimate goal for many teams.