Hitting in slow pitch softball requires hand quickness, bat speed, and hand-eye coordination. A little weight training can improve bat speed and hand quickness, while hand-eye coordination requires drills and practice to develop.
There are also other techniques to improve these items. Batters with good form and a solid fundamental swing will hit better than a hitter with pure brute strength and poor technique.
These videos all work to improve a slow pitch softball hitters form and technique while adding power to the batter's swing:
The Grip: This video assists players in getting a proper grip on the bat. A batter using a proper grip has more power and better control of where the ball goes. In softball, having power and ball control are very important for hitters because it allows the batter to put the ball in play where the fielders cannot easily catch it.
Lead with Your Hands: This video shows players how to increase bat speed by leading with their hands. By getting their hands in front, players are capable of increasing bat speed, hitting the ball farther, and getting better contact on the ball.
The Swing: This video breaks down the mechanics of a good powerful swing. Slow motion video shows batters how to perfect their swing for maximum effect and power.
Select Your Pitch: This video assists players in learning how to decide where to hit each pitch. It also gives tips on which pitches you should choose based on what you want to do as a batter. Choosing the pitch you like gives you more control of the at bat and makes you a better hitter.
Home Runs: This video breaks down the steps to add more power to a swing and increase the amount of home runs a hitter hits. It also gives tips on how to improve hand eye coordination. All of this in simple, easy-to-follow steps any hitter can follow.
Good luck and enjoy your slow pitch league.
*Anthony Witherell has played pitcher, second base, shortstop, and third base in different slow pitch leagues for over fifteen years, and is looking forward to another exciting and fun year.
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