Dog “Steals” Players’ Gloves

Dog “Steals” Players’ Gloves

You’ve gotta love this video of a dog who tries to “steal” on the defense… Has anything like this ever happened while you were playing? Describe it in the comments box below, please. No players (or dogs) were injured in the making of this video. But a lot of people probably got sore sides from laughing!  Zone Apparel Women’s Softball Laces Hoodie

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Better Hitting – The Batter’s Box Routine With Amanda Scarborough

Better Hitting – The Batter’s Box Routine With Amanda Scarborough

Being a good hitter isn’t just about hand-eye coordination and the mechanics of your swing. There are lots of other factors too. It all starts when you walk out of the dugout and make your way to the plate, as NCAA All American Amanda Scarborough explains in this video about batter’s box routine.  Zone Apparel Women’s Softball Laces Hoodie  

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Softball Fails 1

Softball Fails 1

It’s been a while since we’ve offered any softball bloopers. These go back a couple of years, but hey… bloopers are timeless, right? We know you’d never make some of the flubs you see in the video below… but just in case the extremely unlikely happens someday, you can feel comforted knowing that sooner or later, everyone experiences a “fail.”  Zone Apparel Women’s Softball Laces Hoodie

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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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  • Downswing, Level Swing, Upswing, Oh My — Which Is Best?

    Downswing, Level Swing, Upswing, Oh My — Which Is Best?

    The ease and availability of slow motion video in the last few years has made teaching and coaching much more effective because coaches can now show their players what they’re doing right and what they’re doing wrong. But “right” and “wrong” can sometimes be debatable. For instance, you’ve probably always heard that you should “swing level,” or even “swing down.” Does that advice really work for the best hitters in the game today? You might be surprised to find out […]

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  • Why Fastpitch Softball Is Faster Than Baseball

    Why Fastpitch Softball Is Faster Than Baseball

    Next time one of your friends tells you fastpitch softball is a “slower” game than baseball, show them this video.  It details how reaction times have to be much faster in softball because of the shorter distances involved — both between the “mound” and the plate, and between bases. If you play fastpitch softball, and you’re proud of it, this video will give you plenty of rebuttals to people who tell you it’s not as “hard” to play as baseball. […]

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  • Softball Sayings

    Softball Sayings

    Do you ever find yourself saying certain things over and over to your teammates (and probably your opponents sometimes). One softball player put a lot of “The Sayings Of Softball” together in this fun piece. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Are there any sayings that are popular on your team that you didn’t hear in the video. Mention them below in the comment box.  Zone Apparel Women’s Softball Laces Hoodie

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  • Rotate the Triangle To Get More Fastpitch Power At Bat

    Rotate the Triangle To Get More Fastpitch Power At Bat

    This video provides detailed swing analysis of the top fastpitch home run hitters, giving you a slo motion view that reveals their  swing mechanics. You’ll find that these hitters all have several things in common. The best hitters tend to keep the elbows at fairly fixed angles and rotate the hands to contact. Since the distance between their elbows remains constant during rotation, you might describe this technique as “Rotating the Triangle.”  Zone Apparel Women’s Softball Laces Hoodie

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  • Increase Leg Strength To Get More Batters Out

    Increase Leg Strength To Get More Batters Out

    This video offers tips on talks ways to generate the most leg power when pitching. Former Texas A&M softball player and two-time All American Amanda Scarborough shows you drills that will help you develop your lower body strength, an often overlooked factor that’s important for increasing the velocity of your pitches and getting more batters out. Do you know of any other tips or drills that help increase leg power and boost velocity. Please mention them in the “Comments” section […]

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  • Building A Championship Pitcher – Drills And Skills

    Building A Championship Pitcher – Drills And Skills

    LSU Head Coach Beth Torina has helped the Tigers rank among the nation’s best women’s softball pitching staffs in ERA every year. Her program for building a championship pitcher starts at the ground level with the initial push to create forward motion and then moves into the stride, front side resistance, the arm circle and the wrist snap. In this video, she shows you how to overcome the Number 1 problem she sees that keeps players from becoming the best […]

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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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