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 Great Advice to Improve the Softball Hitting Skill 
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Great Advice to Improve the Softball Hitting Skill
by: Marc Dagenais

The day softball was launched; its popularity has started to reach many lands. In United States, this is one of the favorite sports by teenagers. However, regardless of the fun and thrill it brings, softball remains to be a serious game. This is especially when competition is involved. This requires serious training and drills. And one of the important skills to be developed by each player is softball hitting.

The term softball hitting sounds to be an easy skill to learn. It seems that you are just going to hit the ball by handling a bat. The truth is this skill requires so much time to master. Yes, there is more than in it than you can think. And there are also a lot of things to consider in perfecting this essential softball skill. That is why most players concentrate practicing this skill while some others even hire their own private trainer.

However, it is relieving to know that there are several ways and tips to learn softball hitting. And a softball coach is much aware of these techniques. Therefore, it is with sound reason to follow his instruction. When there are scheduled drills for softball hitting, you must be in attendance always. A player who missed a certain hitting practice can never say that he fully completed the training. And the hard thing about it is that he can hardly catch up with the others and to other important matters. This explains why participating in scheduled softball hitting drills is very important.

On the other hand, one of the most important attitudes to be considered when practicing softball hitting is focus. It will be hard to hit the ball when focus is lacking. Then focus is accompanied by precise timing. Focus and timing are both needed to create a great hit.

Since there are lots of available techniques for softball hitting out there, you have to be selective. Although some of these techniques can help you in improving your softball hitting performance in one way or the other, you don’t need them all at once. Choose only those that you can use in actual game. Then you have to concentrate on one technique after the other. After mastering one technique, then move to the next one.

For beginners, softball hitting should be taught by the coach with demonstrations. Although lectures are also important to understand the mechanics and purpose of the game, softball players are active individuals who find more excitement on demos. Besides, demonstrations teach more than lectures. Therefore, a softball coach must do everything in order to maintain the appetite of each player for hitting drills.

At any rate, there is no better alternative in mastering softball hitting skill than to keep on practicing. As an old saying that still applies and still relevant down to this day goes, “practice makes perfect.” With persistency, discipline, and determination, there is no way you can’t be a good hitter. Yes, if others can, why can’t you, isn’t it? You can do it!

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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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