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How To: Softball Throwing Progression

How To: Softball Throwing Progression

The purpose of a softball throwing progression is to maximize your throwing abilities and to minimize the risk of injury. This is possible by gradually increasing the intensity of your throwing until you reach your peak distance and speed. This will warm up your muscles and strengthen them at the… Read the rest
5 Tips: How To Hit An Inside Pitch In Baseball

5 Tips: How To Hit An Inside Pitch In Baseball

Good pitchers know how to work the corners and edges of the plate. Great pitchers know how far they can push the limits of the strike zone based on how the umpire is calling the game. As a hitter you have to be ready to swing away on those close… Read the rest
by May 19, 2014 Baseball Tips
Pitchers: Dealing With An Umpire That Has A Small Zone

Pitchers: Dealing With An Umpire That Has A Small Zone

Strike Zone Size I think a lot of times as pitchers we tend to think that the strike zone should be really large, but that is not always the case. We find ourselves in games where the umpire has an extremely small strike zone. This can cause unprepared pitchers to… Read the rest
by May 14, 2014 Baseball Tips, Softball Tips
Base Coaching For Dummies

Base Coaching For Dummies

Base running can make or break you in the game of baseball or softball. No matter how good a hitter you are, base running is an essential part of the game that can make the difference between a single and a double, a double or a triple, or a triple… Read the rest
by May 12, 2014 Parents & Coaches
Is My Baseball Bat Dead?

Is My Baseball Bat Dead?

How do you know that your baseball bat is dead? Without cracking or dents, it can be difficult to determine if your baseball bat is dead or not, but there are a couple of tell-tale signs that can help. 1) Sound The sound of a baseball bat is a good… Read the rest
by May 12, 2014 Baseball Gear
How To Deal With Negative Nellies In The Stand

How To Deal With Negative Nellies In The Stand

Coach’s perspective… If you’re a coach and the opposing team is being really negative, heckling your players or yelling rude comments— then it is important for you as a coach to tell the kids to just focus on their own play. Let them know that they should focus inward on… Read the rest
by May 8, 2014 Parents & Coaches
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