Articles & Videos in 5.) March 28, 2018 and Hitting Articles

Defense - First Baseman Lateral Footwork - Plant and Stride - Art of Coaching Softball [VIDEO]

by The Art of Coaching Softball on

Watch as Coach Kirk Walker (UCLA) discusses lateral footwork for a first baseman. ... Continue

Bunt Coverage - Are You Sure Who Goes Where? [ARTICLE]

by Softball Excellence on

Bunt defense matters when the game’s on the line - and often your season with it. Make sure your team's properly prepared! Bunting will happen in... ... Continue

Base Running - Read the Ball Drill - Erin Thorpe - UC Davis [VIDEO]

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Watch as Coach Erin Thorpe explains and shows video clips of this read the ball drill that helps runners prepare to advance bases on their own reads. ... Continue

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]

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

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