Why am I not swinging the bat?
We can attribute this to a fear of failure or embarrassment. The biggest factors of fear are: Self sabotage which includes excessive anxiety and procrastination. Excessive anxiety may lead to hitters not swinging the bat because of a mad fear of failure.
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.