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 Softball Hitting: How To Properly Improve Hitting Skills 
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Softball Hitting: How To Properly Improve Hitting Skills
by: Marc Dagenais

Softball hitting is not merely seasoned with hitting skill. It requires more ingredient than that in order to create an awfully tasty hit. Among these ingredients include the right bat, proper and balanced batting stance, adequate bat swing, right weight position and right timing. As you step in into the box, you concentration must be nailed to the ball before, during, and after hitting. But you have to make sure that right batting stance is always maintained. When making a swing use your lower body particularly your hips for support, with your arms across the body, and make a swing accurately. These are the important ingredients of softball hitting.

For further explanation, you may want to continue reading the following suggestions. Below are some tips for softball hitting that can definitely improve your hitting skills:

Look for the Right Bat to be used

The use of a right bat is one of the most recommended tips when it comes to softball hitting. The bat should be heavy but not too heavy that it can hinder batting speed, power, precision, and batting form. It should therefore be just the appropriate one.

Observe Proper Hitting or Batting Stance

When taking your position at the batter’s box, the back of your foot should be the same with the back corner of the plate. Make sure that your two feet point the same direction while keeping an eye at the pitcher. Therefore your position is sideways. Also see to it that the bat is aligned with the ground while the knob of that and your back foot are pointing the same direction.

Keep Practicing Softball Hitting Drills

One way to develop your softball hitting skills greatly is by participating in some softball hitting games like the color game. The mechanics of this color game drill is to hit three balls with different colors and each color tells you to hit, bunt, and ignore. This is just a sample of a more exciting and skill-enhancing hitting drills. You can find plenty of these softball drills at the internet, magazines, and softball books, not to mention the techniques that can be provided by your coach. So you just have to explore them and try to put them into practice till you own them as your skills. This hitting suggestion can both enhance your hitting ability and mental stiffness.

Toughen Yourself Mentally

Softball hitting does not only involve physical strength but also mental aptitude. When you have completely toughened yourself mentally, you are keeping one of the secrets of the world’s best softball players. There are different ways on how to toughen your self mentally. For instance, there is the optimistic mental attitude, the never-give-up spirit, control what you can control and manage to take the full advantage of it while forgetting the things beyond your control, and a healthy mind of course. Remember this: mental plus physical strength is equal to impressive softball hitting. Yes, as you strive to enhance these two aspects, there is no way you can’t be a great softball hitter.

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Marc Dagenais, MHK, CSCS, is a softball peak performance coach that helps players and teams hit with more power, run faster, throw harder, become mentally tougher, and be more dominant on the softball field. Visit us and sign-up to get tons of great FREE softball
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