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How a Hammer Can Help [ARTICLE]

by Softball Excellence on

Of all the hitting drills I know, this is definitely one of the best! Not only is it simple, but it makes sense to hitters and most importantly, they can transfer it to actually hitting a ball with a bat (something that many hitting drills don't do!)... Continue

Working With Umpires Betters The Game [ARTICLE]

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Last month we discussed the third team on the field: the umpire crew. Here are some thoughts from an umpire's perspective on how players and coaches can work with umpires for the betterment of the game.... Continue

4 Tips for Coaching Low-Velocity Softball Pitchers [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

Softball coaches like to put pressure on their pitchers to throw the ball fast. After all, the sport is called Fastpitch softball. But not every softball pitcher is built to throw high-velocity pitches. Even those who are, especially younger...... Continue

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries [ARTICLE]

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The anterior cruciate ligament is the last thing you want to injure. If you need ACL surgery, you have a 6- to 12-month rehabilitation period ahead of you, and you may not return with the same speed and agility you once...... Continue

Using Rules To Gain A Competitive Edge [ARTICLE]

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Two runners are standing on the same base. Which do you tag? This does not happen often, but when it does, confusion usually reigns. The Brooklyn Dodgers actually ended up with three runners on third base many years ago. So what is the proper...... Continue

Good Coaches Use A Variety Of Strategies [ARTICLE]

by Fastpitch Delivery - NFCA on

Whether or not to sacrifice with a runner on first base is an individual decision for every coach. Much depends on the inning, the score, who's batting, whether the batter is proficient, how many outs and so on. Coaching isn't easy, but decisions...... Continue

A Simple Way to Increase Your Pitch Movement - Cindy Bristow [ARTICLE]

by Softball Excellence on

Pitching is the one skill we can complicate in a second. In fact, people who admittedly don’t know much about pitching will continue talking about all the complicated things they’ve heard others say about it. Perpetuating pitching rumors is common...... Continue

3 Drills to Work on Your Pitcher's Skills and Infielding [ARTICLE]

by Softball Spot on

Let’s take a look at the pitcher’s position ground ball series. This is a ground ball series with no throw, just working the footwork, and then finishing off a ground ball series with a throw to each base.... Continue

Defensive Team Drills [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Two-Man Infield Fungo, Pop-Up/ Shallow Fly Ball, and Rundowns... Continue

Understanding Leadership on Female Teams [ARTICLE]

by National Fastpitch Coaches Association on

When I was a child my dad (who was a high school teacher) used to say, "Boys are so easy, they just get into a fist fight and get it over with. Girls will hold a grudge for 10 years!" When I say that during presentations at coaches conventions...... Continue