Having a standard for any athlete or athletic endeavor is critical – it both sets and grounds expectations and helps produce buy-in. Goal-setting is often ineffective when there is no establish standard or criteria for whether a goal is attainable, reasonable, or even worthwhile.
In this short article, you’ll see an example of a very hard-throwing softball player with explanation of common velocities and the standard that should be set for young players.
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The crowhop is one of the most important but overlooked aspects of throwing mechanics for softball players. Beginner fielding technique and footwork is essential. Without good footwork, a player cannot use the hips and core correctly. In this article we’ll cover the basics for beginners; master good footwork and set the stage for better softball throwing mechanics.
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Nearly every softball player can throw harder if she works on a few common technique, strength, and mechanical flaws. Most players leave a lot of extra throwing velocity in the tank, but with a few drills, tips and hacks, we can change that.
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In softball, throwing quickly and accurately is extremely important. Having proper arm action sets the table for making strong, accurate throws. But, there are many myths and misconceptions on what exactly proper throwing mechanics look like. Let’s clear up some of the confusion, and see if we can improve your softball throwing velocity with just a few tips.
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