- Learn how to turn your short-game offense into an effective equalizer against more talented teams
- Learn how to pressure your opponents into making more fielding errors
- Discover ways to get your players on base, score more runs and win more games
- Learn how to use bunting, soft slapping and power slapping to make your slappers a "triple threat"
with Yvette Healy, University of Wisconsin Head Coach;
2013 Big Ten Tournament Champions; four straight 30-win seasons (2011-14);
former Head Coach at Loyola University (Ill.), 2007 Horizon Coach of the Year; 2x All American at DePaul University
Yvette Healy shares her blueprint for turning a right-handed hitter into a lefty slapper. Coach Healy demonstrates 20 drills and shares the key points of the tools a slapper needs to be successful: bunting, soft slapping, and power slapping.
Getting Out of the Box
Getting out of the batter's box quickly is one of the most important and most overlooked aspects of becoming a great slapper. Coach Healy shares three drills for developing first-step quickness out of the batter's box. These drills will help get your slapper closer to first base before the defense has a chance to react.
If the defense is playing back, the slapper can catch them off guard with a bunt. Coach Healy explains bunting strategy, including the parts of the field that are ideal for bunting, and demonstrates four bunting drills. One of the drills is a three-part progression that isolates the skill initially without the footwork, and gradually builds up into the entire skill.
Another option to use against a defense that's playing deep is the soft slap. Coach Healy explains the strategy behind the soft slap, and the mechanics involved in its execution. She focuses on the importance of grip strength for handling the bat, which is critical to soft slap success. A number of drills are shared to perfect the soft slap, including several one-arm drills to promote forearm and grip strength.
The power slap is used to drive the ball through the infield when the defense is playing in. Coach Healy explains a few key mechanical differences between the soft slap and the power slap, as well as strategic goals. She provides 11 drills to help the slapper get more power out of her slap.
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60 minutes. 2014.Softball Videos