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Top Softball Tryout Techniques Every Softball Player Should Apply


Top softball tryout techniques every softball player should apply

Imagine this. Someone throws a ball to you in a try out and the first thing that shows on the face is panic. All try out colleagues will be laughing at you. This article provides the best techniques required by a player to perfectly clutch the ball. While the first tryout cannot be ideal to make the impression you anticipate to the trainers, with time, these tips will make you win their confidence and become the elite player you always dreamt of.

  • Demonstrate character of a great softball player

The first most important tryout technique is demonstrating the right attitude. A great player should not only posses the right skills, but demonstrates capability to work with others in a team. Gather confidence, be tough and generate as much power as possible. Besides, you should be able to throw harder and become dominant when playing in the field. The focus here is to look tough and be tough while demonstrating the above qualities to standout and help the team win every competition.  Every coach wants a team player so that others can learn progressively.

  • Always prepare properly and keep improving

How can one achieve this? A couple of days before the tryout, it is prudent to acquaint yourself with all the requirements of softball. More importantly, plan and document so that all the drills will take place and you can keep improving on very skill. Every coach is interested in getting players with appropriate skills as well as positions. In particular, you need to ensure that every drill improves your pitching, running and hitting.

  • Demonstrate great athleticism

One key undoing that many softball players make is failing to develop their athleticism characteristics. To be sure of advancing fast and becoming an elite player, develop appropriate awareness and fielding range.

  • Always know what is happening during the game
  • Understand where and wen to throw the ball
  • Strengthen your arms for better and longer throws
  • Never fear the softball or bat
  • Know when to use the mitt or gloves

Though softball gloves are mainly worn by fielders and mitts by catcher, get a personal preference you are comfortable with during the game. For players who opt to catch the ball with assistance of a pocket, it is advisable to use the glove. However, if your hands are very sensitive and need additional padding, it is better to use the Mitt. Note that some softball associations have regulations on what should be used in their tournaments.

  • Be close to the trainer, coach and other softball experts

Softball is a unique game that requires the player to go an extra mile to learn. While the drills are very critical, make sure to follow other training media, top players, and softball forums for better results. It is here that you will learn new tricks, skills and stand out from the rest.


The baseline to advancing to more challenging tryout training is identifying the preferred combinations of a coach or trainer. With dedication and commitment you will soon become the player that others can rely on for a team to win. Your coach will always want to have you as the ideal weapon to win every competition.

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