Anyone who has ever coached a youth softball team knows that children lose focus on the field quite quickly. If you are the coach of young children, keep reading to learn some tips on how to keep the kids on task.
1. Talk to them about the importance of focusing on the game. Youngsters who are taught that the game’s outcome could depend on how well they are paying attention will be more successful in their quest Read the rest of this entry »
If you are an involved parent or the coach of a young team, it is important to understand which habits to encourage in beginning softball pitchers. Keep reading to learn how to help the young players in your life great softball pitchers.
Foster routines before each pitch. Whether the player warms up her arm, stretches it quickly, or moves into a certain position, pitchers should learn to stick with the same routine for every ball that they throw.
Pitchers on a softball team also need Read the rest of this entry »
Switch hitters are valuable in baseball, and subpar hitters who can combine speed with switch hitting can often find themselves on professional baseball teams despite lacking power or great hitting skills. Developing as a switch hitter, however, requires extra practice; here are a few tips to consider
First, it is important to realize that switch hitters do not need to equally effective on both sides of the plate. Most professional switch hitters have one side Read the rest of this entry »
If you are going to play softball, it is important for you to make sure that you have the right bat. Otherwise, you will have a difficult time hitting the ball like you are supposed to, and you might even find playing to be uncomfortable. You can shop for a softball bat online if you want to, but shopping for your first one should probably involve a trip to a local sporting goods store. Then, you can pick up and try out different bats until you get a feel for the size and type of Read the rest of this entry »
One of the fundamental aspects of teaching kids baseball or softball, is showing them how to properly run the bases. Kids need to understand the basics while they are young, so that by the time they reach the varsity levels of high school or while playing in college, executing tasks within the game are second nature.
One of the most important basic drills to teach young ballplayers, is how to run around the bases. Most kids want to step right in the middle of the bag, which is incorrect. A drill Read the rest of this entry »
If your little one is a part of the Little League and is going to be attending its World Series, you are probably feeling a mix of emotions. Not only are you probably insanely proud of your little one for making it this far, but you are probably also really excited about the trip and getting to see your child play. It is important to make the right plans before making this trip, however, to make sure that everyone has a good time.
Joining a softball travel team can be a great way to improve your overall game and really get good at the sport. One of the major benefits to joining this type of team is that you will be able to travel to different areas and go against teams that you wouldn’t be able to back home. You will find that you grow deep friendships with many of the people who happen to be on your Read the rest of this entry »