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Senior League Baseball Bats: Big Barrel (2 3/4”) vs. Standard (2 5/8”)

Senior League Baseball Bats: Big Barrel (2 3/4”) vs. Standard (2 5/8”)

The physical difference between a big barrel Senior League baseball bat and a standard Senior League bat is the barrel size. A big barrel baseball bat has a barrel diameter of 2 3/4”. While a standard size Senior League bat has a barrel diameter of 2 5/8”. A big barrel… Read the rest
by March 24, 2014 Baseball Gear
5 Quick Tips That Will Improve Your Fastpitch Batting Performance

5 Quick Tips That Will Improve Your Fastpitch Batting Performance

1) Lined-up, loose hands Lining up your knuckles and keeping your hands loose is a critical aspect of having a fast, smooth swing. When your knuckles are lined up, your hands and wrists are in the ideal position to create a nice straight, smooth swing. It is also important not… Read the rest
by March 19, 2014 Softball Tips
What To Expect From NCAA Softball In 2014

What To Expect From NCAA Softball In 2014

After weeks of tournament play and as we head into the regular season games, there isn’t one clear front runner. Not a single dominant team that stands out against the rest nor a conference that is easily mowing down the competition. Results are showing lot of parody going into these… Read the rest
by March 14, 2014 Parents & Coaches
VIDEO: Softball Back Leg Balance Hitting Drill

VIDEO: Softball Back Leg Balance Hitting Drill

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michele Smith talks us through a balance batting drill. This drill will help Fastpitch Softball players improve their swing by teaching them how to keep  their weight on their back foot. By keeping weight shifted onto their back-side, players will get more power out of their… Read the rest
by February 14, 2014 Softball Tips
The Biggest Killer In Baseball

The Biggest Killer In Baseball

Although baseball players may not be as susceptible to injury as many other athletes, they are still extremely vulnerable to dehydration and heat illness. When baseball players fail to take proper hydration precautions, they run the risk of seriously damaging their bodies and tarnishing their playing abilities. Although dehydration may… Read the rest
by February 14, 2014 Health & Wellness
The Status Of Softball

The Status Of Softball

What is the status of softball now that the Olympic decision is over?     Now that the IOC has made the decision to keep wrestling in the Olympics, they are now back in the same position they started at having made no changes to the Olympic program. This was a… Read the rest
by February 13, 2014 Parents & Coaches, Softball Tips