I have set a goal of being able to effectively pitch batting practice by the start of Feb 2018 HS season.
I am well past retirement age. (I get immediate feedback if I try to muscle the ball.) I am a hitting instructor with 15+ years experience. I've also been pitching most HS seasons from...
Just curious what opinions are for more severe penalties for rule violations in softball and/or baseball. Altered bats for example. Or extra bases awarded for HBP—not just one base, but two bases. Especially in professional ball.
Wonder how successful we could be at developing a guide to the various phrases, terminology used in the Hitting Technical forum?
FbC: Forward by Coil
And the many other cues, terms, etc., used in the discussions.
I believe it would be great...
Are there any regulations concerning players being granted "scholarships", equipment, uniforms, expenses, etc., when playing TB? Or any ball for that matter?
No agenda here, just have been curious from time to time when I hear about some players struggling to pay fees while others don't pay...
I've been asked to help teach hitting to twenty-some 12U kids. Problem is, it's slow pitch. My concern is whether it would help them with fast pitch in the future. IOW, is it better than nothing?
And, yes, I did ask if they would consider fastpitch instead. The answer is, in two or three...
What drills could be considered self-teaching drills? IOW, what drills could players perform that they would benefit from even if there were differing opinions as to whether they were beneficial?
Sometimes, drills/practices are met with the "just smile and do it your way" advice from...
From various points of contact how far on average would be considered a hard hit?
My main interest is hitting from a POC deep in the hitting zone. Approximately centerline of body. But also working outside and inside POC.
Mainly interested in HS age players.
A game can be played with only 8 players. Is there any rule that says what position must be covered?
The pitching position obviously has to be covered. Does catching? Not asking about commonsense, asking about rules.
Has anyone taken the "Fundamentals of Coaching" course by the NFHS? What are your opinions? I already know that it's much better than that shallow ACE certification.
NC has just mandated taking the course for all new-hire coaches and assistants. From what they said NC was only one of five...
There's a slow pitch game on ESPN2 at this moment. One of the team's pitchers is wearing a helmet with a mask. He's dancing like a cat on a hot tin roof after each pitch.
Wonder what the girls would think of that?
A decision has already been made but what would you do when a player wants to play both sports at the same time in HS varsity? She wants to play soccer because her Senior sister is playing soccer. She would not be able to attend all softball practices but would be able to attend most games...
What are some of the training apps for iPhone, Android, etc.? Like this:
fitnessMeter - testing tools for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on the iTunes App Store
What 5 (or more maybe) hitting stations do you consider essential for team practices. Stations not considered team-essential would be on an individual as-needed basis.
We have a long cage that can be used for machine-pitch and front toss plus areas for tee, TCB balls, in addition to the field...
We had some discussion recently on tee placement for practicing inside, middle, and outside pitches. The discussion has made me curious for other opinions on the subject in my quest to learn more.
Where do you place the tee for various positions? Why?
Specifically, I'm talking about long tee...