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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. […]

by April 23, 2014 Softball Life
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 […]

by April 16, 2014 Softball Life
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. […]

by April 16, 2014 Softball Life
Softball Players: How To Deal With Excessive Sweating

Softball Players: How To Deal With Excessive Sweating

First and foremost, sweating is a healthy and essential process for the human body, so if you you perspire a lot on the softball field— have no worries. Sweating is a natural bodily function, but it can sometimes be distracting and get in the way of your performance. For this […]

by April 9, 2014 Softball Life
Coaches: Laying Down The Law

Coaches: Laying Down The Law

The first thing you need to do as a coach is set up a protocol for the season. Ground rules should be put in place so athletes and parents know exactly what the protocol is and understand what are approachable subjects, and what are not. It is important to lay […]

by April 9, 2014 Softball Life
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 […]

by March 19, 2014 Softball Life