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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 Beat Fatigue in Softball

How to Beat Fatigue in Softball 5 Comments

A long day at the softball field can be exhausting, especially on hot days. Check out this guide and learn how to stay energized in any tournament.
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.
Game Etiquette for Softball Parents

Game Etiquette for Softball Parents 4 Comments

Proper etiquette at a softball game is appreciated by everyone. Follow this guide’s tips to learn what’s appropriate — and what’s not — at your daughter’s games.
Softball Catcher’s Guide: How to Block the Ball

Softball Catcher’s Guide: How to Block the Ball 4 Comments

If the pitch is in the dirt, you’ve still got to stop it! That means you’ve got to drop and block it, and this softball guide will offer tips and techniques on just that.
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.
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 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.
Softball Catcher’s Guide: How to Frame a Pitch

Softball Catcher’s Guide: How to Frame a Pitch 3 Comments

No pitcher can throw a strike every time. So as a catcher, you need to know how to frame the pitch. Check out this softball guide for more details and tips on framing!
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 Sacrifice Bunt in Softball

How to Sacrifice Bunt in Softball 2 Comments

The skill of bunting is often underestimated even though it is a huge aspect of hitting. This guide will give you the knowledge to become a stand-out bunter.
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.
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 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.
A Guide to the Recruitment Process for Collegiate Softball

A Guide to the Recruitment Process for Collegiate Softball 2 Comments

Are you working towards an athletic scholarship in softball? If so, you’ll need to know the rules. Check out this guide for the basics on college recruitment.
Softball Catcher’s Guide: How to Get Into a Stance

Softball Catcher’s Guide: How to Get Into a Stance 2 Comments

A softball catcher squats for seven innings every game. Comfort, then, is her first priority. Follow along with this guide’s tips to find a stance most comfortable for you!
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.
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.
How to Prevent Softball Injuries

How to Prevent Softball Injuries 1 Comment

No one likes being on the injured list. If you take the right precautions, you can prevent it! This guide will lead the way to more innings and less injuries.
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 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.
A Guide for Beginning Softball Coaches

A Guide for Beginning Softball Coaches 1 Comment

New softball coaches may be unsure about how to lead a team — from players, to parents, to practice, and more. But, don’t fret! This guide sheds light on what’s expected.
Softball Bunting Drills

Softball Bunting Drills 1 Comment

Bunting takes precision and practice, and drills offer just that. This softball guide offers several effective drills to help you become the best bunter possible.
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
Resistance Band Exercises for Softball

Resistance Band Exercises for Softball 1 Comment

Exercise bands are great for strengthening shoulders, whether for rehab or just to build strength. Try out these softball exercises to strengthen your throwing arm today!
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.
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.
How to Throw Ahead of the Runners in Softball

How to Throw Ahead of the Runners in Softball 1 Comment

In the outfield, you have to know where to make the play before the pitch is even released. This softball guide will prep you on how to make these tough decisions.
Umpiring Tips for Softball

Umpiring Tips for Softball 1 Comment

Umpiring is one of the toughest things to do in softball. You have to call a fair game, but you can’t please everyone! Keep reading for some tips on being “the Blue.”
How to Stay Focused on the Road for Softball

How to Stay Focused on the Road for Softball 1 Comment

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.
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.
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.
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!
How to Time the Two-Step Approach for Slapping in Softball

How to Time the Two-Step Approach for Slapping in Softball

Is the three-step approach for slapping too much movement for you? Check out this guide to learn the timing for two-step approach for slapping in softball.
How to Slap in Softball: Footwork for the Two-Step Approach

How to Slap in Softball: Footwork for the Two-Step Approach

If the three-step footwork for slapping is uncomfortable, the alternative requires only two steps. Check out this guide for the two-step approach for softball slappers.
How to Time the Three-Step Approach for Slapping in Softball

How to Time the Three-Step Approach for Slapping in Softball

For slapping in softball, timing is just as important as the footwork. This guide will give you everything you need in order to learn how to time the three-step approach.
How to Slap in Softball: Footwork for the Three-Step Approach

How to Slap in Softball: Footwork for the Three-Step Approach

If you want to learn how to slap hit in softball, there is one thing you need to master first: The footwork. Read this guide to learn the three-step footwork.
The Basic Swing for Beginning Softball Slappers

The Basic Swing for Beginning Softball Slappers

If you are just learning how to slap, check out this softball guide for an isolated look at the basic swing mechanics for any slapper.
Softball Bunt Defense

Softball Bunt Defense

If there are less than two outs and a runner on base, be ready for the bunt. Read this softball guide to learn the proper bunt defense and you’ll be ready for anything.
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 Be the Runner in a Squeeze Play in Softball

How to Be the Runner in a Squeeze Play in Softball

If a squeeze play is called and you’re the runner, you need to be sprinting down the line. Timid? Don’t be. This guide provides tips on how to run in a squeeze play.
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