The slowpitch softball season is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start preparing for each and every game.
If you’re sick and tired of losing that coveted championship trophy year after year, then you might want to change some things up this year. There are only so many things you can do as an individual hitter and fielder, and since softball is a team game, it has to be a total team effort if you ever want to win it all.
Here are some great tips that should help you improve your softball managerial skills and bring your team from the middle of the pack to the top team in the league:
- Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals -- It seems obvious, yet it cannot be overstated: fundamentals are the most important aspect of softball. You can have all the raw talent in the world, but if your team can't master the fundamentals of the game, you likely won't advance that far during playoffs.
- Provide your team with hot softball bats -- You don't have to buy each individual player slowpitch bats, but getting a few juiced bats can really take your team to the next level. Base hits are great; however, in softball, it's the triples and home runs that really make a difference. Hot softball bats can significantly improve your team's collective batting power.
- Keep a balanced lineup -- Far too many softball managers think that stacking the lineup with the best hitters up top is the key to winning. You might have some exciting innings this way, but you need balance if you want to consistently score runs. If you have four or five strong batters, split them up with some of the weaker hitters in between.
- Focus on winning the inning not the game -- Your team has to put everything into each inning and not just the game as a whole. Without a larger strategy, you'll never earn that championship trophy. A softball game is only seven innings long; if you can win each one of those individual innings, you will surely come out on top. Take it one step, and inning, at a time.
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