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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
What To Do When You’re On Deck

What To Do When You’re On Deck

Baseball players are constantly given advice on how to handle themselves at the plate, but what are players supposed to be doing before they even step foot in the batter’s box? Here are some helpful notes to take into consideration whenever a player is on deck. 1) Check Yourself In… Read the rest
by April 21, 2014 Baseball Tips
How To Catch Fly Balls In The Sun

How To Catch Fly Balls In The Sun

1.  Find A Sweet Spot The trick is to react quickly and move your body at different angles until you can see the ball in your path. Granted, if the sun is glaring down on you, you will most likely not be able to see the ball until the last… Read the rest
by April 16, 2014 Baseball Tips, Softball Tips
Parents: When To Approach The Coach

Parents: When To Approach The Coach

I think nowadays we have a tendency to be helicopter parents that hover over our children because we do not want them to struggle or be in adverse situations. Parents too often bail their kids out when they should actually teach them how to conquer these situations on their own.… Read the rest
by April 16, 2014 Parents & Coaches
How To Select The Right Size Senior League Bat

How To Select The Right Size Senior League Bat

Choosing the right size Senior League bat for a young player can be a difficult task so we have created these guidelines to make your job as a parent or coach a little easier. An important thing to keep in mind when choosing a Senior League bat is that young… Read the rest
by April 14, 2014 Baseball Gear
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