Can your players see the spin on a ball? What does the height of a ball tell them? Do they recognize what it means if a ball moves with sidespin, forward spin, or backspin?
If your hitters don’t know, it’s up to you to teach them. Knowing why the ball moves a certain way can help them perform more effectively in the batter’s box.
Understanding spin can be valuable for pitchers too. Did you know that 24 softballs can fit into a 17" x 28" strike zone? If you have a pitcher who can throw one ball to the outside of each of those balls, she can double the strike zone to 48. If she can throw a spinner two balls to the outside, the strike zone increases even more.
Listen in as Coach Randy Schneider explains how training your athletes to analyze this type of data can help them become better softball players.