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5 Things To Look For In A Helmet Face Guard

5 Things To Look For In A Helmet Face Guard

Nowadays, fastpitch softball players are required to have a face guard on their helmet. But, it doesn’t benefit the player to spend money on a helmet whose face guard just meets the bare minimum requirements. Although helmet face guards might all look the same, there are actually a few key… Read the rest
Bat Rolling

Bat Rolling

What Is Bat Rolling? Bat rolling is a process that accelerates the break in process of composite bats. This process is executed by placing the bat into a “rolling machine”. The bat will fit horizontally in the machine between two rollers, compressed, and sometimes heated. The bat will then be… Read the rest
by May 5, 2014 Baseball Gear, Softball Gear
The Importance Of Weight Training During Softball Season

The Importance Of Weight Training During Softball Season

For softball players, it is really important to weight train during the softball season to maintain strength and everything else you have worked on during the off-season. I think a lot of times we get into the season and forget about everything else except for softball itself and what we… Read the rest
by April 30, 2014 Health & Wellness
3 Ways To Increase Your Baseball Swing Speed

3 Ways To Increase Your Baseball Swing Speed

1) Build your strength. Your legs, shoulders, arms and abdomen (core) are all important aspects that contribute to your swing speed. If you spend time at home or in the gym working on strengthening these parts of your body, you will see the results at the plate. Training outside of… Read the rest
by April 28, 2014 Baseball Tips
Baseball Batting Lineups for Dummies

Baseball Batting Lineups for Dummies

#1 On The Lineup The first person on your baseball batting lineup is known as the leadoff batter. You should put the player with the highest on-base percentage as your leadoff. This person is typically a contact hitter that is very fast and is an outstanding baserunner that knows how… Read the rest
by April 28, 2014 Parents & Coaches
Fastpitch Softball: Track Start vs. Rocker Start

Fastpitch Softball: Track Start vs. Rocker Start

In fastpitch softball there are two types of starts off of the bag. These two starts are known as the track start and the rocker start. When a player is getting ready to lead-off they will either execute the track or rocker start to advance them to the next base.… Read the rest
by April 23, 2014 Softball Tips