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3 Slump Busting Drills [ARTICLE]

by Softball Excellence on

Slumps are one of life's great mysteries, because you can't practice them...or can you? Slumps are things you want to either avoid at all costs, or get...... Continue

5 Drills for Hitting the Outside Pitch [ARTICLE]

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You want to have good hitters and win games then your players better be able to hit the outside pitch. Discover a 5 Part Drill to help turn your players into solid outside pitch hitters!... Continue

Prepare for Pitching Speeds with a Simple Hitting Drill [ARTICLE]

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Having good hitters is one thing, but having hitters that can successfully hit pitchers of all speeds is when you win ball games.... Continue

Tips to Teach You How to Hit a Softball Fastball [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

As a longtime softball player and now a coach, I have often noticed hitters struggle to have their swings catch up to the pitch velocity of some of the faster pitchers. How to hit a softball fastball? The key to success, I've found, is having...... Continue

How a Hammer Can Help [ARTICLE]

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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

Mental Hitting Drills for Softball [ARTICLE]

by Softball Spot on

Are you spending enough time working on the mental aspects of hitting with your softball team? In this post, we'll cover some mental hitting basics, and five simple mental hitting drills you can use to boost your hitter's success. ... Continue

'Squash the Bug' and Other Softball Batting Tips That Don't Work [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

In my years of playing, coaching and watching softball, I've noticed three softball batting tips that are often drilled into young players. Unfortunately, they do not work. Let's take a look at these misguided tips, review the problems with...... Continue

Producing Hitters at All Ages [ARTICLE]


This article is about training batters to become relaxed, confident hitters. Hitters that are prepared and trust themselves, their teammates and their coaches. Trust is key. Players that trust in the team and staff will be more relaxed in the...... Continue

Training The Mind To Mold Better Hitters [ARTICLE]

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We coaches spend enormous time practicing all aspects of the game of softball. Hitting seems to have a great appeal to hitting coaches, and therefore, over the past decades, hitters are able to do things they were not able to do in the past...... Continue

Multi-Ball Hitting Drill [ARTICLE]

by Softball Spot on

Purpose: This hitting drill teaches the hitter to concentrate hard on the right ball to hit. It also teaches the hitter to keep their weight back. Breakdown: The coach has two balls that are different...... Continue