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How to Get Hit By a Pitch in Softball

How to Get Hit By a Pitch in Softball

In order to be safe at the plate, slappers need to know how to get hit by a pitch. This softball guide offers tips on what to do when the pitch is coming at you.
How to Keep Score in Softball

How to Keep Score in Softball

Being able to keep score is a task many players and parents will be called upon to complete. This softball guide will teach you how to keep an accurate scorecard.
How to Slap Hit a Change-up in Softball

How to Slap Hit a Change-up in Softball

Slappers are often faced with a change-up, especially if they’re moving a little too quickly through the box. This softball guide will describe how to slap the change-up.
How to Hit a Change-up in Softball

How to Hit a Change-up in Softball

A change-up can catch you swinging in circles if you aren't ready for it! This softball guide offers tips on how to hit the change-up with confidence and power.
Defensive Tips for Shortstops in Softball

Defensive Tips for Shortstops in Softball 7 Comments

A successful team as natural leaders on the field, and the shortstop is one of them! This softball guide offers tips on how to play shortstop.
An Introduction to the Mechanics of Pitching in Softball

An Introduction to the Mechanics of Pitching in Softball

If you want to be a pitcher, you need to learn the proper mechanics. If you’re interested in pitching, keep reading for an introduction to the mechanics of pitching.
How to Hit a Rise Ball in Softball

How to Hit a Rise Ball in Softball

A rise ball can be infuriating if it’s a pitch you just can’t hit, but are faced with constantly. This softball guide offers tips on how to conquer the rise ball.
Leg Workouts for Softball Players

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It should come as no surprise that you need strong legs for softball. This guide outlines a few leg exercises that are easy to do and offer a great workout.
How to Hit a Drop Ball in Softball

How to Hit a Drop Ball in Softball

Drop balls, or low pitches in general, can be tough to hit. This softball guide offers a few tips on the swing and setup for a drop ball, so you can conquer anything.
Communication & Coverage Tips for Outfielders in Softball

Communication & Coverage Tips for Outfielders in Softball

Unlike the six-person infield, the outfield is covered by only three players. This softball guide offers tips that will make covering the green a lot easier.
How to Increase Bat Speed in Softball

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In the batter’s box, bat speed can make a huge difference in your swing. This softball guide describes a few tips you can use to increase your bat speed today!
How to Line a Softball Field

How to Line a Softball Field

If you’re an umpire, coach, or a parent volunteer, don’t be surprised if you’re asked to help line a field! Check out this softball guide to get the job done.
Creating a Pre-game Hitting Routine for Softball

Creating a Pre-game Hitting Routine for Softball

To get the bats going in a game, every team needs a good warm-up. This softball guide outlines a dynamic pre-game hitting routine that’s suitable for any team.
How to Hit an Outside Pitch in Softball

How to Hit an Outside Pitch in Softball

For an outside pitch, you can’t just throw your hands out and hope to hit it. You have to attack it! This softball guide discusses how to dominate the outside pitch.
How to Field a Bunt in Softball

How to Field a Bunt in Softball

If you play first or third base, or even pitcher, you’ll see a ton of bunts! This softball guide offers tips on how to field bunts fast and efficiently.
A Softball Catcher’s Guide: How to Do a Pick-off

A Softball Catcher’s Guide: How to Do a Pick-off 2 Comments

If you’re behind the plate and runners are taking big leadoffs, don’t hold onto the ball! Throw it! This softball guide offers some tips on how to execute pick-offs.
How to Make a Shoestring Catch in the Outfield in Softball

How to Make a Shoestring Catch in the Outfield in Softball

If you’re in the outfield and a hit drops sooner than expected, you may not be able to catch it above waist-level. This softball guide describes the shoestring catch.
How to Field a Ball on Your Knee in the Outfield in Softball

How to Field a Ball on Your Knee in the Outfield in Softball

With no play in the infield, an outfielder should take the time to ensure the ball does not get past her. This softball guide explains how to field a ball on your knee.
How to Field a Ball on the Run in the Outfield in Softball

How to Field a Ball on the Run in the Outfield in Softball

With a play in the infield, an outfielder cannot take her time getting to the ball. This softball guide will teach you how to field a ball on the run in the outfield.
How to Hit an Inside Pitch in Softball

How to Hit an Inside Pitch in Softball

An inside pitch can be hard to hit because it looks like it’s coming right at you! Instead of jumping out of the way, learn how to hit it with this softball guide.
How to Slide for a Ball in the Outfield in Softball

How to Slide for a Ball in the Outfield in Softball

With less than two outs and runners on base, an outfielder shouldn’t layout for a fly ball. This softball guide will teach you how to slide for the ball instead
Baserunning in Softball: How to Round First Base

Baserunning in Softball: How to Round First Base

Getting a double depends on two things: Your hit and how well you round first base. This softball guide will get you around first quickly and efficiently.
Baserunning in Softball: How to Run to First Base

Baserunning in Softball: How to Run to First Base

With every hit, you’ll be running to first base. Use the tips in this softball guide to get down the line quickly and, more importantly, safely!
How to Do a Hit-and-run in Softball

How to Do a Hit-and-run in Softball

Executing a hit-and-run is a great offensive strategy for many teams. This softball guide breaks down the play so you can start using it today.
How to Do a Fake-bunt Slap in Softball

How to Do a Fake-bunt Slap in Softball

If you need the benefits of a bunt (bringing in the corners) but the effect of a hit, try a fake-bunt slap! This softball guide explains just how to do it.
Creating a Pre-game Infield & Outfield Routine for Softball

Creating a Pre-game Infield & Outfield Routine for Softball

Before the first pitch is thrown, your defense needs to be ready. This softball guide covers a pre-game routine that will get your team’s defense ready to play ball!
Sliding in Softball: The Hook Slide

Sliding in Softball: The Hook Slide

When you need to get around a tag, you’ll need more than your basic slide. You’ll need a hook slide, and this softball guide will break down how to do it.
Sliding in Softball: The Head-first Dive

Sliding in Softball: The Head-first Dive

A head-first dive is considered one of the most advanced forms of sliding. This softball guide describes how to dive safely, so you can do it anywhere on the diamond.
Sliding in Softball: The Pop-up Slide

Sliding in Softball: The Pop-up Slide

Your basic slide will get you to the base, but what if you have the chance to take the next one, too? This softball guide will explain everything about the pop-up slide.
Sliding in Softball: The Basic Slide

Sliding in Softball: The Basic Slide

Learning how to slide is important for new players. The earlier it’s learned, the sooner it can be used in a game. This guide will describe softball’s most basic slide.
Softball's Bucket List

Softball's Bucket List

For every sport, there are a few facilities that everyone wants to visit. Softball is no different. This guide reviews softball’s facility bucket list.
Fun Softball Games for Youth Teams

Fun Softball Games for Youth Teams

This softball guide will introduce a few games that can be incorporated into any practice for some friendly competition.
Dumbbell Exercises for Softball Players

Dumbbell Exercises for Softball Players

If you’re looking to strengthen your arms, look no further! This softball guide offers numerous dumbbell exercises that will tone your muscles in no time.
Agility Ladder Exercises for Softball

Agility Ladder Exercises for Softball

If you want to gain speed and agility, the agility ladder may be a perfect solution. Check out this softball guide for easy agility ladder workouts you can do anywhere.
Conditioning Drills for Softball

Conditioning Drills for Softball 4 Comments

Softball is a huge game of endurance and speed. If you need a little motivation, keep reading. The conditioning drills in this guide will help get you game-ready!
How to Throw from the Outfield in Softball

How to Throw from the Outfield in Softball

If you are in the outfield, you are going to have a bigger throwing motion than an infielder. This softball guide offers tips on how to throw from the outfield.
How to Play the Outfield Fence in Softball

How to Play the Outfield Fence in Softball

A ball hit to the fence is still fair game! If you’re a bit hesitant to run straight at a fence, don’t be. This softball guide will teach you how to play the fence.
How to Slap Hit an Outside Pitch

How to Slap Hit an Outside Pitch

Despite the myths, slappers shouldn’t struggle with outside pitches. This softball guide reveals a secret that will help any slapper hit an outside pitch with ease.
How to Slap Hit an Inside Pitch

How to Slap Hit an Inside Pitch

An inside pitch can be daunting if a slapper doesn’t know how to attack it. Interested? This softball guide discusses how slappers can dominate inside pitches.
How to Do a Power Slap in Softball

How to Do a Power Slap in Softball

Savvy slappers have a variety of slap hits: The soft slap, regular slap, chop slap, and power slap. This softball guide will discuss the power slap.
How to Do a Soft Slap in Softball

How to Do a Soft Slap in Softball

Having a soft slap in your arsenal of offensive tools is a great way to keep the defense guessing. Interested? This softball guide will detail how to do a soft slap.
How to Plan a Softball Practice

How to Plan a Softball Practice

When time is of the essence, efficiency is everything when planning practice. This softball guide offers useful tips on how to plan the most effective practice possible.
A Warm-up Routine for Softball Pitchers

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Knowing a few pitching drills is great, but knowing how to organize them into an efficient warm-up can be hard. This softball guide shows you just how to do that.
Softball Pitching Drills: Drive & Momentum

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This softball guide introduces two of the most important aspects of pitching: Drive and forward momentum. Centered on the mound, these drills will focus the pitcher.
Softball Pitching Drills: The Wrist Snap & Posture

Softball Pitching Drills: The Wrist Snap & Posture 1 Comment

This softball guide introduces the most fundamental aspect of pitching: The wrist snap. Keep reading to learn how to perfect your snap before moving onto the mound.
Coaching Softball: Defensive First & Third Plays

Coaching Softball: Defensive First & Third Plays

With runners on first and third, the defense has to be on its toes and ready to make the play. This softball guide gives you the know-how to get out of these jams.
An Introduction to Youth Pitching

An Introduction to Youth Pitching

Want to try your hand at pitching? This softball guide explains what’s required on the mound, and identifies what skills are necessary to become an ace.
How to Do a Rundown in Softball

How to Do a Rundown in Softball

Whether you call it a pickle or a rundown, if a runner is stranded between two bases, you’ve got to get her out! This softball guide offers tips on how to do just that.
How to Stay Focused on the Road for Softball

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Travelling athletes have two concerns: School and softball. Travelling is a challenge, but it shouldn’t hurt your grades. This guide offers tips on how to stay focused.
How to Dive for a Ball in the Outfield in Softball

How to Dive for a Ball in the Outfield in Softball

Diving in the outfield is perhaps the most rewarding play on defense. This softball guide will teach you how to dive and get dirty!
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