Baseball Batting Lineups for Dummies

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#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 to advance … [Read more...]

Fastpitch Softball: Track Start vs. Rocker Start

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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. The question remains: Which method … [Read more...]

What To Do When You’re On Deck

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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 1975 Gerald … [Read more...]

How To Catch Fly Balls In The Sun

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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 couple seconds. For this reason, you should be on your toes … [Read more...]

Parents: When To Approach The Coach

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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. When your child … [Read more...]