Fast pitch softball hitting drills prevent missing the ball

August 27, 2009 at 10:24 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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When you decide to engage yourself in the field of softball, you must make sure that you are very much ready to learn all the basic rules and regulations as well as the different skills important in the said sports. You should also prepare yourself to undergo intensive training and continuous practice in order for you to become one of the famous softball players.

Every player has its own role in the team. Each has responsibility to perform before and during the game. If you choose to be the hitter of the team, you should always remember that you have one of the most important roles in the team. The chance of winning every game has something to do with the way you perform your softball hitting.

A softball hitter must possess the essential qualities which will help him in making a perfect and powerful hit. You must also have the proper concentration and focus so that you will never miss the ball once it is thrown by the pitcher of your opponent. It is also important for you to know fast pitch softball hitting. You cannot deny that anticipation and the ability to read the mind of the pitcher is very important so that you can prepare yourself whether there is a fast pitch or not.

This article will help you to become expert in hitting fast pitch ball by giving you some of the great fast pitch softball hitting drills which will really increase your ability in using your bat.

Barrier Behind: This drill will emphasize taking the hands directly to the ball as well as keeping the barrier up. In doing this drill, the rear foot of the hitter must be parallel to the side of the batting cage and in contact with the net. You need to do a swing by taking your hands to the ball and keeping the bat barrel up. Remember that your bat should not touch the barrier on the swing.

Look at the Pitcher and hit: This will improve your focus from the pitcher to the point of contact. The better will be in the T position looking out for imaginary ditcher and will refocus on the T and will do a normal swing.

Drop Toss: This hitting drill will develop your hand speed to the ball.  You will presume your stance with your partner facing you with the ball held at should height. You need to instruct your partner when he should drop the ball. When your partner will release the ball, he should pull his arms away from the strike zone. Then it is the time for you to take a full swing.

Rise-Ball Pitcher: It is done to practice striking a go up sphere. You will get the legs off the pitching engine and position the machine on the floor. The pitched ball will coming from a low position to a high position. You should only do your swing to strike. Do this drill on the playing field with fielders and base runners on in a bat confine.

Target Hitting: This will develop the righthanded batter’s ability of striking an outside pitch to the right field and a within pitch towards the left field and vise versa using your left handed skill. The batter must practice to hit into assign area of the field. You must remember where to hit the pitched ball. It can be done whether there is a fielder or base runners or not.

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