Depending on your team, your offensive strategy will ebb and flow with each season. That’s because each group of players comes with a different set of skills that you must consider when defining your team’s strengths. Once you’ve identified your assets, you can use these “ingredients” to create a recipe that maximizes your team’s opportunity for success.
Let’s say you’ve identified bunting, hitting and speed as your team’s strengths. With this knowledge, you can determine what quantity of each aspect you want to mix in to your offensive strategy, where to mix them in and in what order.
In years where you have returning players, you may not have to change your lineup much because you already know what you have, what you’re adding in and what you’re graduating. If you’re graduating several seniors and you have an influx of new players, however, you may have to alter your lineup drastically.
When you take the time to assess your players’ skills in the pre-season, you’ll be able to develop an offensive strategy that maximizes your team’s strengths so you have a better chance of winning.