The construction and material used in a bat can have a huge impact on the performance of a player. Materials used and the construction process of bats have evolved over the years as advancements and design improvements have been adopted by baseball and softball bat manufacturers. The two main materials… Read the rest
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The purpose of a softball throwing progression 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 will warm up your muscles and strengthen them at the… Read the rest
Nowadays, fastpitch softball players are required to have a face guard on their helmet. But, it doesn’t benefit the player to spend money on a helmet whose face guard just meets the bare minimum requirements. Although helmet face guards might all look the same, there are actually a few key… Read the rest
What Is Bat Rolling? Bat rolling is a process that accelerates the break in process of composite bats. This process is executed by placing the bat into a “rolling machine”. The bat will fit horizontally in the machine between two rollers, compressed, and sometimes heated. The bat will then be… Read the rest
For softball players, it is really important to weight train during the softball season to maintain strength and everything else you have worked on during the off-season. I think a lot of times we get into the season and forget about everything else except for softball itself and what we… Read the rest
1) Build your strength. Your legs, shoulders, arms and abdomen (core) are all important aspects that contribute to your swing speed. If you spend time at home or in the gym working on strengthening these parts of your body, you will see the results at the plate. Training outside of… Read the rest