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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
Bat Materials: What’s It Made Of?

Bat Materials: What’s It Made Of?

Baseball and softball consumers are now faced with all sorts of difficult buying decisions when it comes to purchasing a bat. One important decision that players must now face is deciding what type of material should be at their fingertips when they step foot to the plate. In the early… Read the rest
by February 13, 2014 Baseball Gear, Softball Gear
Five Baseball Tryout Tips

Five Baseball Tryout Tips

1)   Hydrate Being hydrated is a necessity in order to perform at your peak level. Hours before tryouts begin you should already be drinking water to ensure that you will be hydrated come time for warm-ups. 2)   Show Up Early If you show up on-time, then you are already late.… Read the rest
by February 12, 2014 Baseball Tips
How To Avoid Injuries As A Softball Pitcher

How To Avoid Injuries As A Softball Pitcher

Use Proper Pitching Mechanics Improper pitching mechanics can lead to some serious shoulder and bicep injuries. One easy way to avoid injuries as a pitcher is by making sure you are pitching with proper form. There are many different pitching techniques, but one important aspect of proper pitching mechanics is… Read the rest
by February 12, 2014 Health & Wellness, Softball Tips
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