Slap Hitting for Beginnersby Jerry Johnson
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.
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 throughout the United States. Jerry is a graduate of Columbia College and Concord University (formerly Concord College).
Jerry Johnson is a professional softball pitching and hitting coach with more than 30 years of experience in the softball industry. Jerry specializes in the art of windmill pitching and hitting lessons for individuals and teams, plus camps for various groups such as colleges, universities, little leagues, high schools, ASA leagues, and all other organizations.
Jerry offers 7 custom pitching and hitting DVD's that focus on the younger pitchers and hitters, ages fourteen and younger, but any level of experience can benefit. He has reviewed countless other pitching and hitting DVD's and provides more step-by-step details about the "how to method of training" than other pitching and hitting DVD's. His pitching and hitting DVD's are sold at an affordable price of only $19.95 each while other pitching and hitting DVD's are sold at around $40 or more. All of Jerry's pitching and hitting DVD's provide the following three things: Step-by-Step Instructions: Explains to the student about the "how to method" with correct mechanics. Teacher Demonstration: Shows the student how to do each drill and to correctly develop the muscle memory for that particular pitch. Student Demonstration: The Student will then exercise the proper mechanics for that pitch. Jerry places a lot of emphasis on using proper mechanics in order to have a good solid foundation and muscle memory. This all comes in due time by exercising countless repetitions through continual practice.