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Softball Field Dimensions

Softball Field Dimensions 4 Comments

This guide details the dimensions of a softball field. From the distance between home plate and the fence, to the circle surrounding the pitching mound, it’s all here.
Slowpitch Softball Rules & Regulations

Slowpitch Softball Rules & Regulations 38 Comments

A sport of its own, slowpitch softball is growing in popularity. Whether you already play or want to start, this guide offers a breakdown of its most common rules.
Softball Drills for the Infield

Softball Drills for the Infield

There is no reason softball practice has to be boring. These infield drills can spice up your practices while improving your mental focus and finesse on the field.
How to Throw a Softball

How to Throw a Softball 11 Comments

Being able to throw accurately is critical in softball. Everyone needs to learn the proper technique. This guide breaks down the throwing mechanics for beginning players.
Softball Glossary

Softball Glossary 1 Comment

Check out this Softball glossary to find the sport-specific definitions for which you have been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
The Difference Between Baseball & Softball

The Difference Between Baseball & Softball 13 Comments

Softball is often mistakenly described as girls’ baseball. But, softball is its own sport! This guide describes the basic differences to finally settle the score!
History of Softball

History of Softball 11 Comments

What was created as a sport played only by men has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. Dive into the past with this guide, and uncover the history of softball.
Slowpitch vs. Fastpitch Softball: The Mystery Resolved

Slowpitch vs. Fastpitch Softball: The Mystery Resolved

Softball players enjoy two variations of the sport: slowpitch and fastpitch. This guide distinguishes one from the other to put an end to the confusion!
How to Optimize the Batting Order in Softball

How to Optimize the Batting Order in Softball

If your offense isn't working, it could be your lineup. Check out this softball guide for tips on how to prioritize and optimize your batting lineup.
How to Choose a Softball Bat

How to Choose a Softball Bat 2 Comments

In softball, you need to be able to hit. To be able to hit, you need a good bat (coupled with a proper swing, of course). Read this guide for tips on how to choose a bat!
Defensive Tips for Third Basemen in Softball

Defensive Tips for Third Basemen in Softball 2 Comments

Whether it’s a hard grounder or a soft grounder, a third baseman needs to be able to handle it all in softball! Read on to learn about what’s needed at this hot corner.
What to Expect at a Softball Tryout

What to Expect at a Softball Tryout 21 Comments

Softball tryouts can be nerve-wracking! Telling you what to expect and how to prepare, this guide will help you leave your nerves at home and bring your A-game.
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.
Fastpitch Softball Rules & Regulations

Fastpitch Softball Rules & Regulations 9 Comments

Softball, like any other sport, has rules and regulations in place to keep the players safe. Learn the rules in this guide and you'll be ready to hit the field.
Softball Drills for the Outfield

Softball Drills for the Outfield

A few fly balls here and there hardly suffice for outfield practice. This softball guide offers challenging and demanding drills to get outfielders into tip top shape!
How to Warm Up a Softball Team

How to Warm Up a Softball Team

You can’t show up to the field just a few minutes before a game and expect to win — softball teams need proper warm-ups. This guide outlines how to warm up your team.
How to Give Batting Signals in Softball

How to Give Batting Signals in Softball 6 Comments

In softball, hitting signals are as essential to your offense as the batters. Signals have to be clear, yet disguisable so they aren’t picked off. Read on to learn more!
How to Write Letters of Interest for College Softball

How to Write Letters of Interest for College Softball

Many softball players dream of playing in college. Your golden ticket is athleticism, but a letter of interest puts your name out there. Follow these foolproof tips!
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.
How to Run a Softball Tryout

How to Run a Softball Tryout

Weeding out the best players for your softball team can be tough if you can’t figure out how to showcase their abilities. This guide provides tips on how to plan tryouts.
Defensive Tips for Second Basemen in Softball

Defensive Tips for Second Basemen in Softball 2 Comments

Second base is popular in softball for its constant action, but it takes a certain attitude to play. This guide breaks the basic requirements of good second a baseman.
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 Calculate a Pitcher's Earned Run Average in Softball

How to Calculate a Pitcher's Earned Run Average in Softball

Everyone knows what it is, but do you know how it’s calculated? Learn how to determine a pitcher’s earned run average (ERA) with this softball guide.
How Hitting Stats are Calculated in Softball

How Hitting Stats are Calculated in Softball 3 Comments

Hitting statistics are quite intricate because several variables go into each formula. But if math isn’t your strength, this softball guide explains every calculation.
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.
How to Run the Bases in Softball

How to Run the Bases in Softball

Being a good base runner is more about being smart than being fast. The purpose of this guide is to give you the hottest tips on running effectively around the bases.
Hitting Drills for Softball

Hitting Drills for Softball 1 Comment

To become a good hitter, you need to put in the work. Batting practice alone won’t do the trick so this guide offers a reserve of drills to help you become a solid hitter
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.
How to Slide in Softball

How to Slide in Softball 11 Comments

Sliding is the best way around the bases because it gets you low and under or around the tags.This guide breakdowns every slide so you can make every run count.
Softball Pitching Drills: Drive & Momentum

Softball Pitching Drills: Drive & Momentum 1 Comment

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.
A Guide to Cutoffs in Softball

A Guide to Cutoffs in Softball

If done correctly, cutoffs (or relays) can make or break plays at the plate. Follow along with this softball guide to learn how, when, and where to execute a cutoff.
Defensive Tips for Outfielders in Softball

Defensive Tips for Outfielders in Softball 1 Comment

Playing in the outfield requires skill, dexterity, and endurance. This guide offers advice on the basic techniques needed for every outfielder.
Sprint Workouts to Get Faster in Softball

Sprint Workouts to Get Faster in Softball

Every softball player should strive to get faster. If you increase your speed, you can improve your game. This softball guide gives a few hot workouts to do just that.
A Warm-up Routine for Softball Pitchers

A Warm-up Routine for Softball Pitchers 3 Comments

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.
How to Hit a Softball

How to Hit a Softball 1 Comment

Hitting is a basic requirement for every softball player. This guide outlines the basic mechanics of hitting to build a solid foundation for every batter.
Defensive Tips for First Basemen in Softball

Defensive Tips for First Basemen in Softball

In softball, almost every play in the infield is made at first base. But, don’t be intimidated! This guide offers the basic skills needed to play this popular position.
How to Track the Ball in the Outfield in Softball

How to Track the Ball in the Outfield in Softball

An outfielder is responsible for anything that hits the green — even if it’s over her head. Follow along with this softball guide for tips on tracking fly balls.
How to Field a Ground Ball in Softball

How to Field a Ground Ball in Softball 6 Comments

On the dirt, you need to be able to handle anything hit your way. Follow this guide’s reliable tips and you’ll be a defensive brick wall, ready for absolutely anything!
How to Increase Bat Speed in Softball

How to Increase Bat Speed in Softball 1 Comment

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!
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.
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.
How to Choose a Softball Glove

How to Choose a Softball Glove

With so many varieties of gloves to choose from, decisions are difficult to make. This guide simplifies what you need to know to pick a glove best suited for you.
How to Defend Against a Steal to Second Base in Softball

How to Defend Against a Steal to Second Base in Softball

Anytime there is a runner on first base with less than two outs, you should prepare for the steal. Learn how to defend it with this softball guide.
Shoulder Strengthening Exercises for Softball

Shoulder Strengthening Exercises for Softball 1 Comment

Whether you’re an infielder or outfielder, healthy or rehabilitating, you need a strong arm in softball. This guide offers a series of exercises to strengthen your throw.
How to Make a Softball Skills Video

How to Make a Softball Skills Video

Skills videos are great tools for the recruitment process. This softball guide will offer tips on how to make the best video possible to showcase your talent.
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!
How to Catch a Softball

How to Catch a Softball 4 Comments

If you’re new to softball, one of the first skills you’ll need to learn is how to catch a ball. Follow along with this guide to learn the basic form and technique.
Leg Workouts for Softball Players

Leg Workouts for Softball Players 2 Comments

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.
What to Look for in a Softball Slapper

What to Look for in a Softball Slapper

Slapping is one of the most unique types of hitting in softball,but it takes special skills. Check out this guide to see if any of your players have what it takes!
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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