For those of you who may be asked to line a field in the future, remember that if using a string as a guide, the string should line up an the outside edge of the foul line - not the center.
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I hope she's pitching on an A or B level team - we're first year 12's as well, and none of our 4 main pitchers are over 40 (we just tested them last week). The ones that hit 40 consistently, no one accuses of being "slow". One is a 2010, the rest 2009. From what I've seen in the few 12U...
Just turned 11 makes her a fairly young 12U, as she'd still be eligible for 10U (since it sounds like she was still 10 as of 12/31/19).
What speed is she throwing now that makes her coach expect/hope her to be around 50 in 6 months?
Ball compression always confuses me - some numbers are like 275 or 240, others are .42 or .-something. Does it make a difference b/w SP and FP? How different are the bats?
Never sure how to explain why being hit with a 12" ball in the shins hurts a hell of a lot more than a with a baseball...
what would really make things interesting would be instead of heading back to 1B (after being 1/2 way back towards HP), head straight to 2B (bypassing 1B, which she already touched). As I understand it, the basepath isn't established until there's an attempted play on the runner, so the ensuing...
Thanks for posting. Please don't wait another 8 years to contribute again! :)
dlsump and Lance probably already answered the question. However, I'm wondering by the way you worded the question if you still have some confusion on the infield fly rule (IFR)? (Take a look through this...
Per USSSA rules, women’s fences should be 200-225. Men’s is 225-265. Which is still shorter than almost every slow pitch softball field (~280-300).
The few men’s games I’ve seen, very few balls are getting barreled up, so maybe Bill H. or other former players can attest to how far they...
They also have a fastpitch-specific line - Magnolia and Palmetto. Look like even their “CMOD” (baseball) line is 1/2 off.
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Consider moving away from static stretching and look into dynamic warmups.
If you watch soccer at all, look at the drills they do before subbing in, or the group warmups done before the match starts - there's really no standing around in a...
There should be the option to put a "dunce" emoji on you're own post - I forgot that the glove I actually own, and just recommended (Liberty Advanced) is single hinge. Doh!
So I had DD (first year 12U) hold it last night, and she said it felt too heavy (she's not a BIG girl, but not on the...
Spending time on both DFP and BBF has only solidified my belief that whether you're trying to hit a yellow ball or a white ball, a good swing is a good swing.
And that the ability for people to talk past each other in vehement agreement is nearly universal.
I'm not going to touch that one... 😏
And I think I see what you mean by shortening it up - wider vs. taller/longer fingers. Thanks for the pic, I'll give them a call tomorrow to see if it's still available - we have an IF/P who could use a new one.
So that's what they mean when they say "factory break-in".
And did I read your other post correctly - are you using this for softball, or getting this one since your original is too stretched out for baseball?
AD - based on your comment in the other thread, you think this would be too small for a smaller 12U utility player to use in the OF? Looking for a teammate, she splits time b/w MI and OF (30/70 split). I was thinking a "deep" 12" would be a good option, or are the above "deep" comments more in...