How To Teach Softball Hitting

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As a coach, before you learn “what” to teach in softball hitting, you must be able to understand the different values underlying this kind of softball skill. It is not a matter of knowing all of the skills and pass them to the team members.

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How To Teach Softball Hitting

  1. 1. How to teach Softball Hitting By Marc Dagenais, MHK, CSCS, ChPC http://www.softballperformance.com As a coach, before you learn “what” to teach in softball hitting, you must be able to understand the different values underlying this kind of softball skill. It is not a matter of knowing all of the skills and pass them to the team members. It is also a must that you know “how” to teach those skills. Because whatever knowledge and expertise you have, if you cannot teach it well to the people, you are still useless. You should know how the skills should be understood by everyone most especially in the field of softball. There are a lot approaches that are available in order for you to make your softball coaching a real and life-changing adventure. These approaches are very much helpful in the achievement of a better coaching life aside from the prestige and honor it will bring you. Here is a good softball hitting approach that will serve as your weapon in the battlefield. First, you must learn “how” to introduce the skill. In softball, there are numerous personal softball hitting styles that work and sometimes don’t work. In this regard, the coach must be able to search those softball hitting styles and be able to explain to the players why they are sometimes not good to use and why are some always good to incorporate. Next, you must learn “how” to demonstrate the skill. After the introduction of a certain softball hitting skill, the coach must be able to show how it is done. It is also important that the coach shows those that are mistakenly done by other softball players. Show them those that are and are not applicable in the softball hitting performance. In this way, there will be a balance exhibition of the bad and good softball hitting habits. Afterwards, you must learn “how” to explain the mechanics of the different softball hitting skills. Yes, before the softball practice sessions, you should be able to learn how to give more details about the skill that you are trying to teach them. Make clear the different important facts about that particular skill. Learn thoroughly the skill that you are teaching so that in case a question may arise, you’ll be able to confidently answer them. Finally, you must learn “how” to activate your players. After teaching them the mechanics of the softball hitting, it is high time you must let your players try it on their own. There is a need for them to apply the skills that you have taught them in the real game. Develop a drill that would be able to incorporate all of the softball hitting skills that you have taught. It is an important factor also if you have a team building softball drill so that there will be more interaction while executing the skills you have relayed to them.
  2. 2. A true success in the softball game is the time when you are able to see your team working together in order to fulfill a common goal, yes, that is, to win in a clean and honest fight.

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