Easton Sapphire Review

The Easton Sapphire is part of Easton’s new Diamond Gem series. This fastpitch softball bat is sure to impress, and not only because it’s built out of 100% 7050 aircraft grade aluminum alloy. The sapphire is extremely lightweight and easy to handle, ...

Softball Hitting Drills to Keep Front Shoulder In

In softball, a common issue that players have when trying to make a powerful hit is “pulling off the ball.” This means that when your bat makes contact with the ball, your front shoulder rotates too much backwards, opening your shoulders up, rather ...

Easton Wonder Review

The Easton Wonder is a stand-out bat that will give younger and beginner players a leg up on their game, and help prepare them for higher performance, competitive play. The Easton Wonder is approved for all levels of softball, and even has all ...

Softball Catching Drills to Improve Quickness

When playing softball, speed is one of your greatest assets as a catcher. You’re up against runners who are moving at full speed, so every second counts. Once you have your basic catching form down, the key is practicing moving into and out of your ...

DeMarini Carbon Candy Review

DeMarini is a time-tested brand that has long produced some of the best fast-pitch softball bats in the game. This is because DeMarini is constantly updating their technology, improving upon their design and craftsmanship. This year, DeMarini ...

Easton Fire Flex Review

The Easton Fire Flex is an impressive bat from Easton that will help power hitters knock the ball out of the park. This approved slowpitch softball bat is a balanced model, meaning the weight is distributed evenly throughout the bat’s profile, to ...

How to Slide in Softball

Sliding is one of the signature moves of softball that not only looks great, but is also an important technical skill to master. While sliding may seem easy, it’s actually a skill that requires proper technique, timing, and discipline. Moreover, ...

Sierra Romero’s Softball Gear

Sierra Romero is one of the greatest female softball players to have taken to the field in recent years. Her accolades range from being the two-time Michigan Female athlete of the year in 2015 and 2016, to earning the 2016 Honda Sport Award, to ...

DeMarini Dinger Slinger Review

The DeMarini Dinger Slinger slowpitch softball bat is 34 inches long, with a13-inch Divergence Barrel design. This unique design means that two layers of composite materials are crafted around an air gap, making the sweet spot on this bat ultra ...

Softball Hitting Drills to Keep Weight Back

When we talk about “keeping your weight back” in softball, what we really mean is hitting the ball with your weight centered and your head between where your feet are planted. In contrast, one of the most common problems for young and beginner ...

Louisville Slugger Quest Review

The Quest is the 2018 edition of Louisville Slugger’s fastpitch bat series. This is one of the best fastpitch softball bats on the market for young and up-and-coming players. The Louisville Slugger Quest is a light, one-piece bat crafted out of 100% ...

What is RPI in Softball?

What is RPI in Softball? RPI is an acronym that stands for Rating Percentage Index. This index was created in the late seventies as a tool to rank teams based on their wins and losses, and it isn’t exclusive to just softball. The RPI is used in ...

How to Throw a Drop Ball in Softball

A drop ball is one of the first pitches you should learn in softball, and possibly the most important. The purpose of the drop ball is to pitch the ball so that it flies directly towards the pitcher, then at the last moment, makes a sharp downwards ...

How to Throw a Rise Ball in Softball

The rise ball is often considered to be one of the most difficult pitches to master. This is why many coaches choose to save teaching this pitch for absolute last—after the fastball, changeup, drop ball, curveball, drop curve, and screwball. The ...

Best Softball Cleats for Plantar Fasciitis

It can be difficult to find the perfect pair of softball cleats, and even more challenging when you have plantar fasciitis. This common source of heel pain is caused by the inflammation of a thick band of tissue on the bottom pad of your foot that ...