Softball Workouts- 5 Hitting Tips

In this new post we will be sharing 5 softball hitting tips to improve your swing. This post will focus on the 5 key areas the are most important to being a very successful hitter. You should make sure that you are doing all of these tips. These tips will help you have better contact and power. Even if you are already doing one of these you should make sure your doing them all.

5 Hitting Tips

1- Grip: When you are gripping your bat make sure to have a firm grip with your fingers and palms but keep your wrist loose.

2-Bat Position: Your bat should be above your shoulder but not resting on it. Also you want the bat to always be pointing up and not to the ground.

3-Swing: Throughout the process of your swing the main goal is to transfer your weight from your back foot to your front foot then put all of that power into hitting the ball.

4-Contact: When you make contact with the ball you always want your bat to be level for a more powerful swing and a better chance of it hitting the barrel of the bat.

5-Follow Through: Your follow through is as important as the contact because this generates a lot of power. After you make contact with the ball you want to push right through the ball and keep pushing until you can’t bend anymore. This will make for a more powerful swing.

Softball Workouts- 5 Minute Workout #3 (Legs)

Image showing women in post 5 minute workout #3Today we are sharing the third segment of our 5 minute workout. In this segment we will be focusing on legs. This workout will help improve speed, stamina,agility, and much more. This workout will be about 5 minutes without any breaks but take breaks if necessary.

5 Minute Workout:

  • 20 Squats
  • 15 Jumping Jacks
  • 30 Second Wall Sit
  • 10 Jumping Squats
  • 10 One Legged Squats (Left)
  • 10 One legged Squats (Right)
  • 5 Burpees
  • 30 Seconds Of High Knees

 

Softball Workouts- Workout Tips

Image showing weights in post workout tipsThis article will be focusing on workout tips and what to do so it’s more effective. You can use all have these tips in our various workouts. There is a pretty good chance that you are already doing at least one of these tips. But remember that it doesn’t matter if you’re working out if you are not doing it right. So after you read this article go try these tips in our 10 Minute Workout.

Workout Tips:

  • This first tip might seem pretty obvious to some people but it is crucial to avoid injury. Always remember to never workout the same part of the body two days in a row. Even if you are only trying to improve one part of your body an injury will make it harder to reach your goal.
  • For this tip it will help make your workouts more effective. When you are working out and it starts to burn that is when you are actually starting to gain muscles. So if you stop as soon as it starts to burn your not doing anything for your body. This is the real meaning of pushing yourself because if your not your muscles wont get bigger.
  •  This last tip will help for effectiveness and avoiding injury. Whenever  you are doing a workout and you feel like your going to strain something just be natural. Always try to keep your body parts in a position that feels normal. But this will improve your workouts because if your are trying not to strain something chances are your are not doing the move right anyways.

 

Softball Workouts- Fly Ball Drills

Chain linked fence in post Fly Ball DrillsIn this post we will be sharing several fly ball drills that are to be done with a team at practice. These drills will help every player no matter what position they play. For these drills you will need someone to either hit or throw fly balls.

Fly Ball Drills:

  • For our first drill you will need the player to be at second base and a coach who is hitting/throwing to be at the plate. The coach will start by rolling a ball slowly while the player charges in and throws it back to the coach. Then right when the coach gets the ball they’re going to throw a fly ball  over the players head so they have to run back and get it. This drill is really good for outfielders.
  • To set up the next drill the coach should be standing about 40 feet away from the player. The coach will throw it straight up in the air and the player will try to catch the ball before it hits the ground. This will help improve with catching on the run but also quickness.
  • For our last drill you will need a player in the outfield, a base runner on third, and a coach to hit balls at the plate. The coach will hit the ball to the player in the outfield and as soon as they catch it the runner will start to run to the plate. Then the outfielder will throw it to the catcher and try to get them out.

Softball Workouts- 5 Minute Workout #2 (Core)

Image showing weights in the post 5 minute workoutThis will be our second segment of the 5 minute workout. Unlike the other 5 minute workout we will be focusing on a specific part a the body. We would also like to recommend that if you like these 5 minute workouts combine them with other ones to make it a full workout. But these are designed to be effective but not time consuming. For this workout we will only have 5 moves but they will be done in the pyramid style and will decrease as you go on.

5 Minute Workout (Core):

Set 1

  • 15 Sit Ups
  • 15 Crunches
  • 45 Second Plank
  • 15 Mountain Climbers
  • 15 Bicycle Crunches

    Set 2

  • 10 Sit Ups
  • 10 Crunches
  • 30 Second Plank
  • 10 Mountain Climbers
  • 10 Bicycle Crunches

Set 3

  • 5 Sit Ups
  • 5 Crunches
  • 15 Second Plank
  • 5 Mountain Climbers
  • 5 Bicycle Crunches

Softball Workouts-Infielder Tips

Baseball glove in post Infielder TipsThis post today will focus entirely on fielding for infielders and infielder tips. Even if you don’t play the infield there is still a lot of useful tips in this article. All of these tips are based on game situations and will help you decrease the number of errors. But will also help increase the number of players you get out.

Infielder Tips:

  • Whenever you are receiving a ground ball and have enough time do the follow. Always try to receive the ball where the middle of your chest aligns with the ground.
  • When you are trying to throw on the run and throw across your body, never throw over top like you normally would. You always want to throw from the side for better power and accuracy.
  •   Whenever you have just received the ball always bring it to your chest before you attempt to throw. This will improve your accuracy a lot but will also help with your throwing power.

Softball Workouts- 10 Minute Workout

Image showing running in the post 10 minute workout

Today we will be posting a new workout that is a 10 minute workout. This workout will focus on your legs and core. Each move in this workout should be done for 30 seconds straight. Take short breaks between each move. Remember to stretch like always and if you are able complete more than one set. Each set should take about 10 minutes but go at your own pace.

10 Minute Workout:

  • Burpees
  • Bicycle Crunches
  • Jumping Lunges
  • Plank
  • One Legged Squats
  • Leg raises (both legs at the same time)
  • Wall Sit
  • Crunches
  • Sit Ups
  • High knees
  • Leg Raises (rotating legs each time)
  • Curtsy Lunges
  • Chest Raises
  • Lunge And Kick

Softball Workouts- 5 Minute Workout

Image showing workout featured in 5 minute workout.We will be sharing a 5 minute workout that you can do at home. This workout will focus on all parts of the body. This 5 minute workout should take 5 minutes at the most. We made this for people who don’t have a lot of time to workout.

5 Minute Workout:

  • 10 Jumping Jacks
  • 10 Sit Ups
  • 10 Push Ups
  • 10 Crunches
  • 30 Second Wall Sit
  • 5 Burpees
  • 15 Chest Raises
  • 15 Squats

Softball Workouts- Cardio Workout

Image showing cardio workoutToday we will feature this new cardio workout that we have just created. This workout will improve your endurance, speed, balance, and agility. This is one of our more challenging workouts so just be aware that you don’t push yourself to the point where you get injured. It’s crucial that you stretch. This should take around 15 minutes but try to push yourself.

Cardio Workout:

  • Get two markers that you can set about 35 feet away from each other. Do a light jog back and fourth for a minute. Next you will want to do the same thing but this time you’re going to run. After you will sprint back and fourth for 30 seconds.
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • High knees for 30 seconds in a row
  • 15 burpees
  • Next you will sprint 20 feet, then do 15 jumping jacks. After you are done your jumping jacks do 10 push ups. Repeat this 5 times.
  • The finally workout you start with 30 second wall sit and 30 high knees. Then you’re going to decrease by 5 so now you will do 25 second wall sit and 25 high knees. So you will keep decreasing by 5 until your are at 0.

 

Softball Workouts-Outfielder Tips

Image showing baseball glove in the post outfield tips In this post we will be sharing outfielder tips that you must do if you want to reach your potential. A lot of you will already be doing majority of these tips but it is crucial that they are included in your game. But remember even if you think these tips are for beginners and you don’t need to do them. I promise that you must be doing these tips.

Outfielder Tips:

  • The first tip is one that I would expect most people to already be doing but it is important. Whenever you field the ball and you know you have no chance of throwing the runner out. Always throw it to the cut off. This will help avoid errors and injury from throwing to hard.
  • The next tip that we have is focused towards fielding and avoiding errors. When you are fielding a ground ball or line drive never take it on the short hop. But don’t do this to the point where it makes you cause the error you were trying to prevent. The reason for doing this is that most of you know how some outfields are very unpredictable. If you don’t receive the ball on the short hop you will have a lot more time to react if the ball changes directions.
  • The last tip that will be featured in this post will focus on throwing from the outfield. You should always remember that it’s better to throw to short than to far. What I mean by this is that it’s better to bounce it than over throw it. The obvious reason for this is that if you throw it over the players head they have no chance at catching the ball. But if you bounce it they player still has a good chance of catching it. So you always want to try to throw it right to the player. But I recommend you throw it with less of an arc and more like a line drive.