Fastpitch softball training is absolutely necessary in order to get to perform perfect pitches or improve your speed or throwing style. Here you can find some tips and drills on how to improve your ability to play. Firstly, we are going to take a look at the offensive part of the game. A good exercise would be hitting at least 25 good, strong and solid swings in a row in hitting drills or stations, while waiting for your turn. You can also try practicing using a Frisbee that is thrown by a pitcher who stands at about 15 feet away from the batter. That will increase the development of the eye-hand coordination and also the ability to watch the ball all the way.
You can practice some defense tips in fast pitch softball training by splitting up your team evenly among the bases and then start throwing the ball to the 3rd, 2nd, 1st and then back home while the players that made a throw will move to the back of the line so the next one can move up. In this exercise you must focus on a good footwork, a good catching or throwing technique. You must have a proper positioning which means that players have to throw the ball high enough to give them time to get into the right position to get the ball. Players should also have a proper throwing technique after the catch, and they should try to throw the ball quite low and not up on the sky. However, it is better to practice a technique at a time until you improve it considerably and not try all of them at the same time because that won’t be helpful.
In order to increase your speed, you may take into consideration some of the next tips when you practice at fastpitch training. When running, pick up your knees as high as you can and also as fast as you can, it will help you to increase your speed. You can practice this in a 10-yard distance by trying to pick up your knees for as many times as you can. On the other hand, the reverse of this exercise is to try, within 10 yards, to kick your buttocks with your heel instead of picking up your knees.
To improve your hitting technique, you should hold the bat in the base of the fingers and not back in the hands, and try to hold it loosely, without tension. It is very helpful that when you hit, you have a positive and relaxed attitude. However, adequate and intense fastpitch softball training is the first step to the improvement of your fastpitch softball abilities and you will get the best results only by practicing over and over again.