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Don’t Get Left Behind- Speed Matters!

Don’t Get Left Behind- Speed Matters!

Baseball and softball are both games of speed, power, grit, but they are also games of physics. Now don’t worry- I promise this is not going to be a boring technical breakdown of all the aspects of physics that play into baseball. However, I do want to focus on the… Read the rest
by August 28, 2014 Baseball Gear, Softball Gear
Fielder’s Mask For The Competitive Player

Fielder’s Mask For The Competitive Player

Head and facial injuries in softball are usually associated with batters, but rarely with infielders and pitchers. However, the statistics show that both infielders and pitchers are at high risk of facial injury. Yet, even when players understand the importance of wearing a fielder’s mask and how it can prevent… Read the rest
by August 21, 2014 Softball Gear
Causes of Baseball Injuries To Watch Out For

Causes of Baseball Injuries To Watch Out For

Our body is in many ways like a car, and just like a car we have different parts that allow us to perform at our best to achieve a goal. While driving a car we need to be aware of our driving patterns, frequency of use, and warning signs to… Read the rest
by August 14, 2014 Baseball Gear
Is Your Gear Making You Lose?

Is Your Gear Making You Lose?

Player performance may not solely depend on their equipment, but the gear used is often the slight advantage and edge players need to overcome their opponents. The same goes for a softball helmet, because quality and comfort of the helmet is important when worn for extended periods of time during play.… Read the rest
by August 7, 2014 Softball Gear
5 Easy Steps To Reduce Risk of Baseball Injuries

5 Easy Steps To Reduce Risk of Baseball Injuries

Participating in a sport, particularly baseball, is a great way to develop keen social skills, high self-esteem, and great general fitness. However, every sport, regardless the level of physical contact, will wear a player’s body down over time and present some risk of injury. It’s not only important for parents,… Read the rest
by July 31, 2014 Baseball Tips, Player Tips
Proper Softball Infielder Stance

Proper Softball Infielder Stance

All infield positions in the game of fastpitch softball require the defensive player to be loose, quick, and alert at all times. One thing that can help nurture all of these aspects is the proper infielder’s stance. The proper infielder’s stance will look something like a triangle. Your feet will… Read the rest
by June 4, 2014 Softball Tips
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