Articles for Players
For Players - Some tips, drills & guidelines
Playing the game is more enjoyable when you're equipped & ready for it!
Links to several articles are included below. Hopefully they'll be helpful.
There's lots you can do besides just showing up for your game.
Being ready is pretty basic. Arrive early and do warm-up exercises with the rest of the team. Dress appropriately in your team shirt & hat and suitable pants and shoes. Wear (or at least bring with you) a sweatshirt or jacket if it's cold? (You can wear it over your uniform if needed.) Bring your glove and maybe some water so you can stay hydrated. Coming prepared means coming equipped & ready to participate! If it's sunny - and we hope it is - bring sunscreen!
Learn more about the game and how to develop your skills:
A Home Run that really counted
A guide to slow-pitch/softball
Bats: Use one that's the proper size for you
Becoming a skilled athlete
Feeling good about yourself
Cito Gaston's Tball Tips (Part #1)
Cito Gaston's TBall Tips (Part #2)
Gloves: Get a suitable one
Goals & staying motivated
How to have fun playing sports & HEATHCLIFF
Importance of warm-ups
Learning how to lose with integrity & PEANUTS
Players that coaches love
Pre-game nutrition tips for youth athletes
Sports is for girls too
Using the Tee to improve hitting