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Softball Hitting and the Use of Gloves
by: Marc Dagenais

In playing softball, softball hitting is considered to be one of the most important fundamental skills than needs to be sharpened. This is because it is usually in the hitter’s hands that can deliver the team to victory. So a softball hitter must fully develop and master the softball hitting skills. This skill may appear to be easy to learn, but mind you, it’s not what you think.

In a softball actual game, you might notice that most of the hitters can swing the bat perfectly. But maybe you don’t know that behind those great strikes are hundreds of days devoted for practicing and training. Yes, softball hitting is more than that of swinging and hitting the ball.

When joining a softball team, you might immediately choose to be a hitter, like other beginners. It is because in softball, the thrill is there in hitting. However, in actual play, if you happen to hit the ball on your first attempt, you are lucky. And it would be miracle if you can still hit the ball more than twice. What I am trying to point out here is that softball hitting is not that easy and quick to learn. It is not a matter of hour or day. In fact, perfecting softball hitting can take months or even years of training. This explains why even those we think are professional or great hitters still keep on practicing. But the good thing is there are ways to improve this skill.

But of course, there are also factors that affect your performance in hitting. These factors are equipments that are needed to have a good performance during the play. These equipments are especially needed when undergoing softball hitting. In fact, this article concentrates on this matter. But we will be focusing on the use of gloves as one of the most important tools.

The used of gloves has already started a few decades ago. In the advent of playing softball, gloves are proven to be of vital use. Softball players used gloves to prevent hand swelling from holding bat several times when hitting. The use of gloves is also considerably important during softball hitting drills. This is the time where you will be holding the bat for a longer period of time. This explains why you simply need gloves. It is mainly to protect your hands from blisters.

Avoiding blisters is impossible for a softball hitter. That’s why wearing of gloves in softball training and during the play has become a common scenario. However, there are still players who prefer to hold a bat with their bear hands. Perhaps, they just want to feel the bat. Although, this is not prohibited, wearing gloves on the other hand is a wiser option. Besides, there are lots of gloves today out there that are made comfortable to wear.

Gloves are actually not just a protection for the hands; they can also provide you a better grip of the bat while giving you a better softball hitting performance. In addition, with the use of gloves, you can even practice softball hitting more. Thus, it allows you to have enough time to improve and master your softball skills.

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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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