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softball sliding

I have found that the most difficult thing to combat in softball sliding is fear.  A player who is afraid of getting hurt will not be able to be relaxed enough to execute a slide and will likely get hurt.  This is why it is important for players regardless of age or skill level to…

Episode 23  – The Softball Rundown Show Notes On this episode I’m going to talk about the run down, also known as the pickle.  Something that every team experiences and few teams have constant success with.   Running the runner back and forth between first and second base for example is not the way to get an…

Leading Off after the Pitch

This Leading Off after the Pitch drill is perfect when you do not have a lot of time to practice with your team and they are fairly new.  Or as a quick drill when you have some time before a game or when you have some time at the end of the practice. The players…

Basic Softball Baserunning

How do we score runs?  We start with basic softball baserunning.  This skill seems so easy but there are may little intricacies that can have new players confused on what to do.  Efficiency and speed are the keys to successful baserunning, which come from training, practice and knowledge of the game.  Knowing ones own abilities will…

Tag up on three to Score

There’s a fly ball to the outfield with a runner on 3rd base with less than 2 out. What do you as the coach do to help her to tag up on three to score? Here’s what I have done with the young players. Have the runner get on the base in a track position facing…

   
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