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Softball Batting Tips
Batting is important if you want to score runs in softball. Sometimes batters have trouble figuring out what they are doing wrong. Here are some basic tips to improve trouble areas and make better hitters out of players.
Interference versus Obstruction
Do you know the difference between interference and obstruction in the game of softball? Many new players are called out when they are unintentionally in the way. Runners and fielders need to know the boundaries to avoid being called out.
Communicating in the Game
Communication is the key to keeping everyone informed during the game about what is going on. Communication between players is also essential for good plays. Coaches and players need to communicate for the best outcome in a game.
Should You Swing at the First Pitch
Many players know whether or not they will swing at the first pitch, even before they get up to bat. Some are taught to not swing at the first one. Who has the advantage - the pitcher or the batter?
What is slap hitting
Slap hitting is a fairly new technique that improves upon the basic bunt. Speed and skill are needed for potential slap hitters. Once a player learns to slap hit, they are a great asset for the offense.
Some "Don'ts" in Backyard Softball
The next best thing to playing softball on a team is playing in the backyard or nearest park. Although playing this way can be very casual, injuries can still occur. Play safe, unlike my family and I did this past weekend.
Signals and Signs in Softball
Coaches and players can communicate with one another using hand signals. Pitchers and catchers use signs, coaches tell players how to bat and umpires show their calls with hand signals. By communicating in this way, the other team is kept off guard.
Cold Weather Affects Softball
Cold weather not only affects softball players but their bats and balls as well. With a little warming up between innings, players can continue with their game, no matter the temperature. Here are some tips about cold weather's affects on equipment too.
A League of Their Own
Want to watch a good softball movie? Try "A League of Their Own." You will be inspired and learn how women joined the baseball league.
Softball in the Air Force
Softball in the Air Force is hugely competitive and players take pride when making the team. Not everyone can wear the blue and black uniform representing the United States Air Force but these men and women play softball probably as hard as they work. Read about one man who has beaten the odds.
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