By: Haley KLebenstone
THUNK!! There goes the ball It's outta here!
Softball is my favriote sport of all time! In this tackk you will learn how to get in the correct position, how to throw and catch the ball, and how to hit the ball. Before all that you must have equipment to do it. This tackk will make you into a awesome softball player!
Catching and Throwing
Catching and throwing is a huge part of softball to be able to catch you need to know when the ball comes at you squeez your glove.When you throw step to your target and bring your arm through to your target. If you practice these skills over and over again you will have one of the many skills of softball down.
Hitting is just as important as catching and throwing in softball. Every time you get up to bat remember these five things, 1 hand grip, 2 hand position, 3 stance, 4 stride , and 5 YOU OWN THE FIELD this will help you get ready to hit. Remember keep your hands up, feet spread apart when the ball comes into the strike zone, swing hard and fast and trust me at first it is difficult to hit but evently you will catch on and be a fantastic hitter.
There are many positions in softball, infield and outfield. In the infield the positions are 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, pitcher, catcher, and shortstop. Every position has a purpose in the infield and outfield, but shortstop is one of the most important like if a girl is stealing a base the catcher will throw to the shortstop for the shortstop to tag the base runner! Now for the outfield the positions are right field left field and center field, right field plays behind 1st base, center field plays behind 2nd base, and left field plays behind 3rd base. Positions are important they will help you play softball.
All of the things I have talked about previously are very important as too but equipment helps you do EVERYTHING in softball. Some equipment you need will be a glove, bat, cleaats, batting gloves, helmet, and sunglasses, and to all of this equipment you need a bag for practice and games.
Softball is very difficult at first but will soon become very easy if you remember your, equipment, hitting, catching, throwing, and you positiom. If you do that stuff you will be a softball superstar!
Position: The spot you play in the game you can also have more than 1 position
Equipment: Things that help you play softball such as a glove, helmet, bat, cleats and much much more