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February 27 2010 Softball Newsletter


Here are the latest articles posted or updated from the Softball site at BellaOnline.com.

-- How to time a leadoff in Fast Pitch Softball --

Properly executing a rocker lead off start can make all the difference between being out and safe on a stolen base. When to start is a perfect example of Conventional Wisdom (at least in our league) being flat out wrong. Find out when the runner should start her lead by reading further!
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art65854.asp


-- Softball Defensive Stations using Paddles --

Paddles for softball defensive stations are a crucial part of a team's equipment inventory and should be a regular part of most practices. Here, I mention a few drills that are staples in our practices.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art65823.asp


-- Don's Coaching Rule No. 5 --

This last of Don's Coaching Rules may be the most important of all. I recommend it particularly if your team tends to play tight, plays down to its opposition, or otherwise does not reach its potential.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art65763.asp


-- Using Video as a Stopwatch --

I'm a big believer of using video as a coaching tool on the field. However, until recently, I did not realize that perhaps video's greatest asset to my practices was as a stopwatch. Read on to find out how this can give you a big edge!
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art65665.asp


-- Making Paddles for Softball Defensive Stations --

Stations are the best way to manage your practice, yet there is relatively little defensive equipment out there for use. Here are step-by-step instructions to make defensive paddles which are great tools for teaching defensive fundamentals.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art65549.asp

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To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Softball located here:
http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=422

Follow my 12U Spring team, the Smokey Smiles, in this forum thread:
http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/580325/2010_Spring_Rec_Team_Journal_1#Post580325

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Don McKay, Softball Editor
http://Softball.bellaonline.com

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