How do I stop hitting fly balls in slow pitch softball?
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.
Why do I keep popping the ball up?
What Causes a Pop-Up? Anytime the ball goes in the air, the hitter makes contact with the bottom half of the ball. When the ball gets skied to the infield or shallow outfield, the hitter hits well below the center of the ball. Basically, the lower on the baseball the bats make contact, the higher the launch angle.
Why am I hitting ground balls in softball?
3) You hit the wrong pitches When you try to hit a pitch that is not where you want it, you will most likely make poor contact. Poor contact = weak ground ball. Most often, trying to pull an outside pitch results in weak grounders. Swinging at bad pitches results in an overextended swing.
How can I hit more balls?
5 Quick Tips to Hit the Ball Farther
- Watch Your Grip. First, try adjusting your left hand (for righties) a bit inward so that your knuckles are facing your target.
- Move Your Hips. Get your hips involved!
- Shift Your Weight. Transferring your weight is also very important.
- Keep that Lead Arm Straight.
- Turn Your Hands Over.