The Stride – Fastpitch Softball Hitting Tips From Alissa Haber

The Stride – Fastpitch Softball Hitting Tips From Alissa Haber

When you’re at bat and the pitch is on its way, do you step into it with a short stride or a long stride? Do you lift your foot high, or just slide it low along the ground in the batter’s box? The stride is as individual as the batting stance, but there are some basics you need to observe no matter what your style may be. In this video, recorded at a recent SoftballCon, Alissa Haber talks to coaches […]

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Softball Tricks Plays – Do They Help Your Team Win?

Softball Tricks Plays – Do They Help Your Team Win?

When you hear the words “trick plays,” you tend to think of football more than softball or baseball. To win in softball, you usually need to stick to solid, proven strategies. Occasionally, though, you can employ a little “creativity” in the right situation to confuse your opponents and help your team win. Trick Plays – Should You Or Shouldn’t You? There’s an interesting discussion on the value of trick plays in softball on the DiscussFastpitch discussion forum. Click on trick plays to view it. […]

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Batting Tee Drills and Practice Strategies – Sharpen Your Eye And Swing

Batting Tee Drills and Practice Strategies – Sharpen Your Eye And Swing

In many parts of the USA (and the rest of the softball world for that matter), cold weather keeps you indoors for a few months every year. What can you do with the off time to improve your skills for the following season. Well, if you live in a home that has a garage or a spare bedroom, you can always set up a batting tee and a net to take practice swings. But how do you make sure you’re […]

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Jennie Finch On Face Masks For Fastpitch Softball Pitchers

Do you or don’t you? Wear a face mask when you’re pitching, that is. There’s a lot of discussion among coaches and players these days about face masks (also called face protection or face shields). Some softball leagues insist on them. When you see something happen like you see in this video, you can understand why. Fastpitch softball pitching legend Jennie Finch was asked her opinion recently, and here’s what she had to say to a TV interviewer. What’s your […]

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How To Hit A Softball – Fastpitch Hitting Tips From Renee Luers-Gillispie

When you’re in a slump, your coach will often say something to you like “Let’s get back to basics.” Well, sticking with the basics of fastpitch softball hitting is never a bad idea, even if you not in a slump. It helps refresh your memory on the fundamentals of swing mechanics frequently. That’s what Coach Renee Luers-Gillispee of the University of Central Florida does in this video entitled How To Hit A Softball. Coach Luers-Gillispie covered a lot of important […]

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Amanda Scarborough Power Drive Fastpitch Softball Pitching Tips

In this softball video, NCAA fastpitch legend Amanda Scarborough demonstrates the mechanics and fundamentals of her pitching delivery. Amanda points out that pitchers often fall into bad habits in their delivery that limit their effectiveness. She describes how she uses a power drive device as a tool to help her keep her mechanics consistent. Where To Get The Power Drive What did you think of the device used by Amanda Scarborough in the video above? Could it be helpful to […]

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  • Softball Nail Art

    Softball Nail Art

    When we posted the picture below on our Best Softball Videos Facebook page several months ago, it generated more likes and shares than any picture we had posted up until that time. Women really like to show their to show their love of softball this way. Here’s a video that shows you how to do a nail design yourself that will say loud and clear, “I Love Softball.” You can learn more about the company that produced the video by […]

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  • The Softball Cemetery Cheer

    The Softball Cemetery Cheer

    This cheer caught our eye thanks to The Fastpitch TV Show and Pinterest. We also found it on YouTube, but there was no information about who did the cheer. Does your team have a favorite cheer? Or several of them? Let us know by messaging us on our Best Softball Videos Facebook Fan Page. Want More Hits? More Home Runs? Then get 50 Pages Packed with a Lifetime of Knowledge! Bonus: You’ll Also Get A Personal Instructional Video Segment from […]

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  • Swimming And Throwing A Softball – What’s The Connection?

    Swimming And Throwing A Softball – What’s The Connection?

    About the only thing swimming and softball have in common is that they’re both done most often in the summer (in most parts of the world anyway). Or so you would think. But this video shows you how to take what you’ve learned about swimming and use it to improve your throwing skills on the softball field – particularly if you’re an outfielder. This drill may seem silly at first. But when you realize how many young players use a […]

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  • Jessica Mendoza’s Slap Hitting Seminar

    Jessica Mendoza’s Slap Hitting Seminar

    We’ve posted some short videos on slap hitting elsewhere on this blog, including one or two from Jessica Mendoza. But these three go into super-depth on the art and science of using slap hitting to start rallies or keep them going. These videos come from fastpitch.tv, and were recorded at a recent Louisville Slugger SoftballCon National Softball Conference And Convention. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Here are several other resources you can use to learn more about slap hitting. […]

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  • Hitting Drills To Fix The Most Common Mistakes Batters Make

    Hitting Drills To Fix The Most Common Mistakes Batters Make

    There are a lot of elements that go into successfully hitting a softball in fastpitch. So there are a lot of mistakes hitters can make. And any one of those mistakes can shave points off your batting average — and runs off the scoreboard for your team. In the video below, UCLA’s Sue Enquist lists the most common mistakes hitters make and gives you drills for fixing them. Want More Hits? More Home Runs? Then get 50 Pages Packed with […]

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  • Could Shin Soo-ji’s Delivery Be Adapted For Fastpitch?

    Could Shin Soo-ji’s Delivery Be Adapted For Fastpitch?

    Through the years, we’ve seen some pretty strange looking fastpitch softball deliveries. You can find video of several of them on this website. The delivery in the video below was actually shot at a baseball game, but we’re wondering if the delivery could be adapted – legally – for softball. It’s South Korean rhythmic gymnast Shin Soo-ji throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Be sure to keep watching for the slo-mo replay. ****Even though it looks like the video has been […]

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  • Aggressive Or Selective? What Kind Of Hitter Should You Be?

    Aggressive Or Selective? What Kind Of Hitter Should You Be?

    Some hitters will swing at anything. Others wait – as long as they can – for “their pitch,” hoping the pitcher will make a mistake. Which kind of hitter are you? Which kind of hitter should you be if you hope to make a maximum contribution to your team’s success? Ed Marcum, a highly successful high school softball coach, offers his opinion in this information-packed teaching session from SoftballCon. More Information On Aggressive Fastpitch Softball Hitting Here are several articles […]

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  • A Passion For Softball – The History Of Fastpitch

    A Passion For Softball – The History Of Fastpitch

    A few weeks ago we put the poster below on our Facebook page. It immediately went viral… one of the most popular posts on the page since it began almost two years ago. This video seems to bring out the same kind of emotion – or should we say passion – for the game. Watch it and see if you agree. We invite you to offer your comments in the box at the bottom of the page. History of Fastpitch Softball […]

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  • Fastpitch Softball Sliding Drill From Coach Sue Enquist

    Fastpitch Softball Sliding Drill From Coach Sue Enquist

    Sliding is a critical skill in softball, but one that individual players often don’t focus on enough. Sliding correctly is important because you’re more likely to be called safe on a close play. But sliding correctly also reduces your chances of injuring yourself with jammed fingers or thumbs and what some people call “raspberries” – those spots of scraped (and often scabby) skin that tend to show up on hands, forearms and thighs. In this video, UCLA women’s fastpitch softball […]

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  • Proper Swing Mechanics Using The Fastpitch Softball Power Drive Device

    Proper Swing Mechanics Using The Fastpitch Softball Power Drive Device

    We once heard a professional baseball player say, “Once you get past that hand-eye coordination thing, good hitting is mostly about swing mechanics.” There’s no doubt that being blessed with great hand-eye coordination is likely to boost your batting average. But proper swing mechanics will allow you to be the best hitter you can possibly be, no matter what physical gifts you have (or don’t have). In the video below, University of Arizona star Callista Balko demonstrates how you can use […]

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