What is fielding a ball?
Fielding the Ball The knees should be bent and the buttocks lowered to knee level. The player’s back should be almost parallel to the ground, and both arms should be outstretched in front of the body. The back of the fielder’s glove should be on the ground with the throwing hand either above it or alongside it.
Why is fielding important in softball?
One of the most important skills in the game of Softball or Baseball is fielding. Many times good defensive fielding can mean the difference in the outcome of the game. Becoming a good defensive player starts with proper fielding technique.
What are the skills in softball?
Fundamentals, Skills & Strategies. Both throwing and fielding are essential skills in softball. You will learn about the general throwing mechanics, warm-up drills, throwing games/drills, general fielding mechanics, fielding warm-up drill, fielding to throwing position drill, other fielding drills, and infield play.
Who throws the ball to the batter?
There is a pitcher (who throws the ball to the batter), the catcher, catches the ball thrown by the pitcher. There is a first baseman who catches the balls hit to the infielders and mans first base.
Which two players make up the battery in softball?
A baseball team’s pitcher and catcher are referred to collectively as its ‘battery’.
When fielding a ball in softball What is the basic body position?
The throwing hand is positioned above the glove, fingers spread wide and pointing up, ready to secure the ball in the glove. The body is square to home plate. Feet are slightly staggered. The player needs to be prepared to move in 4 directions.
How do I get good at fielding?
My 10 tips for improving your fielding skills are as follows:
- Stay Balanced As The Ball Is Bowled.
- Make Sure Your Hand Position Is Correct When Taking Catches.
- Choose Whether To Watch The Ball Or The Batsman.
- Learn To Back Up Your Teammates’ Throws.
- Buy Yourself Some Specialist Practice Equipment.