by Tim Covey
In this week's Tip of the Week, I explain one of the key elements of footwork for teaching your players how to slap in softball.
When you are teaching your players how to slap in softball, they need to learn how their upper body and lower body work together to be as efficient as possible.
Watch the video and then read below for some additional content about the crossover step!
QUALIFIER FOR 2018 SEASON: Be sure to check your association's rules for what is considered being “out of the batter's box.” For the 2018 season, NCAA has made a rules change that takes out the word “completely” from the verbiage for the “batters box rule.” This means that slappers (and all batters) cannot have ANY part of their foot touching the ground outside of the batter box.
This is a rule that CAN change from year to year and from one association to another so be sure to check each season. NFHS might differ from ASA, for example. Thank you to one of our Facebook followers for alerting us to this NCAA rules-change!
Teaching some of your players how to slap in softball can be a huge weapon that puts constant pressure on the defense. Teams that have slappers in their lineup have more ways to generate runs than those that do not.
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