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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 hand is on top when holding the bat if you bat right handed?

The top hand is the power hand. But, of course, these are misnomers to some extent. The top hand delivers the power from the rest of your body. The bottom hand describes the action, leading your bat into the swing.

Why do you line up your knuckles when batting?

Line up what we call “door-knocking knuckles” These are knocking knuckles, the ones you knock on the door with. Line those up. It enables you to turn over the bat properly, when you swing.

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.

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What is a good batting average in slow pitch softball?

70% is a solid performer for slow pitch. Depending on the league, it could be very good (a top tier men’s league) and 70% would be outstanding but most “rec leagues” would have most of the good players in the 75–80% range with the “all stars” higher than that!

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