by Tim Covey
Oftentimes players that are new to softball slapping have a difficult time with certain components of the upper-body during their swing.
This is not surprising given the fact that slap-hitting is a major change from what they have been taught with traditional hitting.
In this weeks video tip I explain one important element of softball slapping swing…specifically how to keep the hands back during the crossover step. Click below to watch the tip, and then read some additional explanations below the video!
When this is done correctly, you will notice that the slapper will start their swing from their back shoulder, as opposed to starting it from the middle of their body when they allow the hands to drift forward with their crossover step.
This is merely one small aspect of softball slapping. There are also the swing components, how to execute the crossover step properly, and much more.
But if you can get your new slappers to learn how to keep their hands back, they will have a great start to accomplishing greater success as a slap-hitter!
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