Tag: "youth softball"
Even for the fan that walks up and watches a fast pitch softball game for the very first time, it’s easy to see how important the catcher is. What seems like a very simplistic position is, in fact, very complex. I have previously talked about Catcher positions, and in today’s article, I am going to [...]
Hitting is one of the most complicated and difficult tasks of all athletics. It takes hours and hours just to refine a sound, fundamental swing. And that’s only the beginning. You must first understand some basic concepts about softball hitting. Concepts of Softball Hitting One of the most important concepts of softball hitting is where [...]
Girls softball players need to understand the importance of hitting drills. To score runs and give your team a chance to win, they have to be able to make solid contact and move baserunners around the diamond. And to be able to solid contact they have to have lots of practice. The old saying you [...]
In this article, we are going to take a look at the mechanics of slap hitting, explain how to teach it to youth softball players, and provide some useful drills to reinforce the skills in practice. The result of slap hitting is exactly what you would think from the title. The batter is going to [...]
For youth softball coaching I like to reinforce basic skills as well as use a visualization drill for the mental aspect of the game. The practice drill allows all the players to get in some great training and skill building. The visualization technique teaches them to think about strategy. Basic Skills Drill My favorite practice [...]