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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
Leading Off From First Base

Leading Off From First Base

Don’t underestimate the power of a lead off. In the real world, if you steal something— you will be thrown in jail, but not in the game of baseball. Stealing bases will get you nothing but praise. To be a great base thief, you are going to need to know… Read the rest
by June 2, 2014 Baseball Tips, Softball Tips
6 Things that Make RIP-IT Unique

6 Things that Make RIP-IT Unique

There are a lot of reasons RIP-IT is a unique company, here are my top six reasons. 1.  Love It or Return It From our humble beginnings in 2003 RIP-IT has offered a “Love it or return it” policy for everything we sell. “Love it or return it” is our… Read the rest
by June 2, 2014 Baseball Gear, Softball Gear
The Importance of Warming-Up and Cooling-Down

The Importance of Warming-Up and Cooling-Down

Begin and End Strong One of the most important aspects of softball that can easily be overlooked is incorporating a proper warm-up and cool-down into practices and games. Often times we forget to execute a thorough warm-up. Some players or coaches may tend to think that things such as hitting… Read the rest
by May 28, 2014 Health & Wellness
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