Softball

lookback rule in softball

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…

Grand slam in softball

What is a Grand Slam in Softball? (Video Explained)

Are you new to the sport of softball? There’s a lot to know in order to enjoy a game from a player’s or spectator’s perspective, from batting and fielding terminology to a long list of rules and regulations. So why not start by learning about one of the most exciting things that can happen in…

double play in Softball

What Is A Double Play In Softball?

In softball, there are technical terms thrown at you left and right. One of those terms is a double play. But what exactly is a double play? A double play is when two outs happen in one play. The most common type of double play happens when there is a runner on first base and…

Can softball pitchers throw curveballs

Can Softball Pitchers Throw Curveballs? (Explained For Beginner)

Yes, softball pitchers can throw curveballs. If your team is in need of a touch of luck, try your hand at a curveball. A curveball is a pitch thrown with spin that heads towards the corner of the plate.  What Is The Difference between A Curveball and A Fastball? The uniqueness of the curveball is…

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)

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…