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Hitting Skills Checklist

858981_s-300x199Softball skills can be very complicated.  For new athletes who are learning skills there can be so much information that it can get overwhelming.  I put these check lists, including the hitting skills checklist together for breaking the skills down into smaller and easier chunks of information for your players.

I would print them off and laminate them and then have the players actually evaluate each on them.  I would not do it very often but a few times so that they are seeing what I was teaching them.  Sometimes to teach a skill is a great way to learn one as well.

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The Hitting Skills Checklist

Preparation

_____ feet about shoulder width apart

_____ Weight a little bit on your back foot

_____ knees a little bit bent

_____ middle knuckles lined up

_____ elbows hanging

_____ weight a little bit on the balls of your feet

Execution

_____ keep your eyes on the ball

_____ small step with your front foot

_____ move your front elbow towards the pitcher

_____ turn your hips to the pitcher (push back toes down and turn your foot or squish the bug

_____ move your weight towards your front foot

_____ hips are facing the pitcher

_____ swing the bat fast and hard through the ball keeping your eyes on the ball

_____ hit the ball

Follow Through

_____ weight is balanced or slightly back

_____ wrists are rolled or turned over

_____ hips are facing the pitcher

_____ hands are wrapped around the shoulder

_____ eyes are still on the ball

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Hitting Skills Checklist
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Hitting Skills Checklist
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Hitting is one of the most difficult skills in softball. This hitting skills checklist will help you to help your athletes learn the skill though 3 phases.
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Softball Tutor
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