Author: Rachel

  • What Is Lookback Rule in Softball? Happens When Violated!

    What Is Lookback Rule in Softball? Happens When Violated!

    If you play softball, then one rule that you will need to become quite familiar with is the lookback rule. While the rule may seem rather complicated in the official rulebook for softball, it isn’t. Let’s explain. The lookback rules can vary depending on the softball ruleset being played. In most cases, if the pitcher […]

  • Shorts or Pants For Softball Players? (Back at the Beginning)

    Shorts or Pants For Softball Players? (Back at the Beginning)

    Softball players can choose to wear shorts or pants. NCAA rules provide for the option for either in their rules. However, all players on the same team must be dressed in the same manner. In this article, I will provide information showing why the answer to the question about whether or not softball players can […]

  • What Should I Wear To Softball Practice?

    What Should I Wear To Softball Practice?

    For softball practice, you should wear durable clothes that are designed for aggressive play. Clothes designed for softball games and practices have extra stitching in areas that are likely to rip. You will need compression pieces, sliding shorts, and cleats during practice. The fabric of your clothes should have moisture management, meaning it keeps sweat […]

  • What is the Best Position For a Left-Handed Softball Player?

    What is the Best Position For a Left-Handed Softball Player?

    Throughout the history of softball, and most sports for that matter, left-handed players are rare but valuable. While there are locations that they’re better or worse, the best position to have a left-handed player is at first base. To find out why or the reasoning behind a few other positions, let’s get started. Who’s on […]

  • Why Do Softball Pitchers Slap Their Leg? (Technique or Distraction)

    Why Do Softball Pitchers Slap Their Leg? (Technique or Distraction)

    If you’ve ever watched a softball pitcher in action, you may have noticed them slap their leg with the gloved hand when releasing the ball. Spectators or the opposing team might question if this is purely technique or a distraction. The main purposes are aim and accuracy, but it can also help with timing, balance […]

  • How Cold Is Too Cold For Softball?

    How Cold Is Too Cold For Softball?

    Winter weather can be brutal. And it’s even worse for softball players who have to brave the cold and the rain to go to practice. According to the NCAA Big Sky Conference, if it is less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a game should be called off. When the temperature drops to freezing, many leagues will […]

  • Where Do You Put the Worst Player in Softball?

    Where Do You Put the Worst Player in Softball?

    Coaches usually put the worst player in the right field in softball. Not many hits go to the right field, so this position is best for inexperienced softball players. Your coach might move you to the right field if fielding is not your strong suit. Coaches move players around frequently to see which player does […]

  • Can You Bunt with 2 Strikes in Softball? (Explained)

    Can You Bunt with 2 Strikes in Softball? (Explained)

    Because a bunted foul after two strikes is an out, it is not recommended to bunt with two strikes. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t bunt with two strikes. Just remember that if it goes foul, you will strike out. Bunting in softball can be a smart decision, but not always. The rules of the […]

  • Can You Play Softball With Fake Nails?

    Can You Play Softball With Fake Nails?

    Softball is a very physical, hands-on, and attention to detail type of sport, which could cause issues while wearing fake nails. However, it is possible to play with fake nails if they are on the shorter side and they are well moisturized to prevent breaking, which can lead to infection. More frequent fill-ins are also […]

  • Do Softball Players Wear Hats? Hats Vs Visors!

    Do Softball Players Wear Hats? Hats Vs Visors!

    In the sport of softball, the summer months bring a problem to the field that can be addressed with a uniform adjustment. The sun is a burden for anyone attempting to catch a fly ball when the sun is shining directly in your path. So do players wear hats to assist them on the field? […]

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