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If you were to ask any softball player what the best feeling of the game was what do you think they would say Some may say a sense of teamwork while others might say winning a game Most would say that getting a crucial hit in a game is the most satisfying feeling of the game Whether it is a single double triple or a homerun hit the accomplishment is very rewarding Getting a hit in a softball game is not an easy task Many steps must be practiced and perfected These elements of a softball swing are broken down into four categories for teaching purposes Following these four basic steps to consistent hitting will not only give you the confidence when you are up to bat but will improve your game The starting position or stance is very important A softball swing is an explosive action and the correct body position must be achieved first Stance is broken down into seven additional steps These are location in the batters box where to stand feet position in the batters box where to put your feet head direction arm and shoulder position hands in relation to home plate overall body posture and lastly the grip on the bat where to hold your hands Understanding a basic knowledge of these steps will allow the batter to be prepared for the first pitch from the pitcher With these instructions memorized the batter is ready for step two Next is a gliding motion called a stride This is the second step to a perfect swing After you have found your stance the stride is a leg position where you move the majority of your body weight onto your back leg The front foot is sliding straight towards the pitcher gently touching the ground as if stepping on glass The head is still looking at the pitcher Hips shoulders and hands move together in rotation Once your stride
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