The Importance of Warming-Up and Cooling-Down

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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 or … [Read more...]

The Three Baseball Catcher’s Stances

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Catchers have a multitude of responsibilities when they are on the field. There is much more to the catcher’s position than just simply waiting for the pitch. As a matter of fact, the catcher has not one, but three different stances they they should be alternating in order to perform to the best of … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why Your Softball Grip Matters

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When fastpitch softball players look for a bat they normally seek a bat that has the balance they want, pop, a fast swing speed, and a desirable design. What a lot of bat consumers normally underestimate is the grip. Although the grip tape may not be the deciding factor of purchasing your bat, it … [Read more...]

How To: Softball Throwing Progression

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The purpose of a throwing progression softball drill 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 indoor softball drill will warm up your muscles … [Read more...]

5 Tips: How To Hit An Inside Pitch In Baseball

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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 inside pitches when the umpire is calling them … [Read more...]