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How to Pick the Best Fastpitch Softball Bat for Girls

Choosing the right bat is essential to the success of a softball hitter. It is very important to choose a bat that is the right weight and length for your body type. The type of bat is really just your personal preference. Almost all bats you can buy today are very well-made with a lot of research and technology involved in the making process. Most fastpitch bats are between 28 to 34 inches long, you should choose depending on your size. The weight is also an important factor. The largest bat that you can purchase is 34 inches long and...

Softball Coaching Tips

Softball Coaching Tips

Unlike many other sports, softball is a volunteer-driven. This means that most people involved in youth softball are not there for financial gains. They mainly do it to help players learn not only the skills and drills of the game, but life lessons as well. That is the hard part of coaching: teaching kids things like attitude and teamwork. Here are some coaching tips that can help build strong team bonds among your players. Tip #1 – Set Goals Encourage your players to write down short and long term goals for themselves and the team. Goals must be tangible (i.e....

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A is for Attitude

Lou Holtz once said, “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” When I was in high school, I saw the following quot e every day before and after practice, before and after games. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” At the time, I didn’t really believe it. After all, just because you think you can do something doesn’t mean you can. And there were times when thought I couldn’t do things, but ended up surprising myself by being able to do them....