What are 2 key points for successful batting in softball?
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- Good Balance, with the feet comfortably apart.
- Slight, but Equal Bend in the Knees.
- Slight Bend in the Hip so that you set the proper plane of the barrel when you get ready to swing.
- Make sure the hips and shoulders are facing the plate, or “flat” and square to the plate.
What part of the softball should you hit?
After contact, the hitter should allow her arms to extend and her wrists to roll over, ending the swing with her hands near the front shoulder and her chin on the back shoulder. The majority of the player’s weight remains on the firm front leg, and the back shoulder, hip and knee should be aligned.
What is the hardest position to play in softball?
The shortstop has many responsibilities, including catching and fielding, and are very versatile and agile players. This is perhaps the most difficult position on the field. The remaining base is reserved for the third baseman. This area is the corner diagonally opposite the first base.
Is softball an easy sport?
Softball is a fun game in which people of all ages can participate. Although not everyone can have a top-notch coach to help teach them the basics, learning how to play softball on your own is easy and enjoyable!
Why can’t I hit a slow pitch softball?
One common reason players can’t hit a slow pitch softball is because they are using the wrong bat. You want to have good control over the bat and feel comfortable using it. The size of the bat will not affect how far you hit the ball as much as making square contact with the ball and how fast you swing the bat.
How do I stop my slow pitch softball from popping up?
Keep your back and legs in line so you don’t lean forward and backward. Stand with your feet 6 to 12 inches away from the side of the plate. Standing too far away from the plate will force you to extend too far out to make contact, which can hamper your accuracy and prevent you from swinging through the ball.