Beginner Softball Techniques for Throwing and Fielding

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The video provides a basic guide for beginners and coaches on fielding and throwing techniques for fast pitch and slow pitch softball.

The video is helpful for those who want to build a foundation for improved softball mechanics in the infield.

The video begins with a brief introduction explaining that there are time stamps available in the video description to help viewers jump to specific sections they need.

The video goes on to explain fielding positions, where the player’s feet should be shoulder-width apart, and their chest should be up. The glove should be out in front, the butt back, and the knees slightly bent.

The video then discusses funneling, which is the act of fielding and bringing the ball to the player’s center all in one motion. The player’s glove needs to be open to receive the ball properly.

The video also emphasizes the importance of good footwork when throwing. The player needs to point their ankle bone towards the target and have a closed chest to get maximum power from their rotation.

Beginners tend to open up their chest when they land, leading to inconsistent throws.

The video concludes by mentioning that forehand and backhand techniques are not covered in this video, but mastering these basics will help the player build a strong foundation for future fielding and throwing success.

The video also provides suggestions for practicing these techniques with a partner, a tennis ball, or during daily activities for a team.

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