The slap hitter must be able to run to first in less than three seconds and have outstanding hand-eye coordination. RUN FIRST, HIT SECOND. This is an important feature of slap hitting. If you can remember this it will be a huge benefit for you the hitter. The slap hitter is usually the number 1, 2 or number 9 hitter in the lineup.
In this DVD Ashton demonstrates how to hard slap, soft slap, chop, sacrifice bunt, drag bunt, fake bunt slap, and push bunt to include several drills that will assist you in your footwork and timing. As you advance to higher levels of softball you will find out that games are played and won on the ground. The short game is the key to offensive success in fast pitch softball. The short game WILL WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS.
|4||Fence Drill 05:34|
|5||Tennis Ball Drill 02:11|
|6||Glove Drill 03:48|
|7||Hard/Power Slap 05:11|
|8||Soft Slap 04:30|
|9||Chop Slap 02:31|
|10||Shuffle Step 03:19|
|11||Sacrifice Bunt 03:55|
|12||Drag Bunt 03:04|
|13||Fake Bunt Slap 04:19|
|14||Push Bunt 03:02|
|15||Factors To Be Aware Of 01:48|
Jerry Johnson was born and raised in Prattville, AL. After 26 years in the U.S. Army he retired in 1993 with the rank of Sergeant Major. He remained in Beckley, West Virginia with his wife Rita after his retirement. Jerry began working with the West Virginia Greenbrier County Board of Education in the fall of 1993. There he taught JROTC at Greenbrier West High School.
Jerry Johnson has been involved in Softball for over 30 years; he has coached at every level. In 1996 he became Greenbrier West High School's first Softball coach. In September 2004, he became the Pitching Coach for the Mountain State University Lady Cougars softball team. In September 2005, he was assigned the Assistant Head Coach of the MSU Lady Cougars.
Jerry retired from the Greenbrier County School System in June 2005. Jerry Johnson is the owner and operator of Jerry's FastPitch, LLC and continues to teach private pitching lessons as well as organizing and participating in pitching clinics throughout Southern West Virginia. Jerry has coached students through out the United States. Jerry is a graduate of Columbia College and Concord University (formerly Concord College).
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