Softball is not just a game for boys. There are lots of girls who love the sport. If you have some experience yourself than it should really be pretty easy to teach your daughter. However if you do not have experience do not despair you can still teach your daughter. It really is not as difficult as you may think. This article will not explain the rules of the game, but will focus on how you can enjoy teaching your daughter how to play. The best time to begin teaching your daughter the game is at a young age. It is a great way to spend some quality time with her, and help her to learn the sport. There are lots of books, and videos that are available that can help you to teach her the rules, according to her age group. One very popular video is “Teach Your Kids How to Hit Like the Pros”.
This is a world class instructional hitting video for softball players of all ages. Another video that may help is “Mom can you teach me how to hit”. This is a very lively video which is about 75 minutes long and is designed to help you and your daughter understand the process of becoming a better hitter in softball. After you have watched these video’s together, try practicing some of the skills that you saw. Try not to be too strict. If you notice that she is not having a good time, or having some difficulty then move on to something different. You want to avoid overwhelming her. The first thing that you should do is start out with some type of warm up exercise. She needs to understand that this must be done in order for her to avoid muscle spasms. Especially since most children are prone to injury. Just try doing some regular stretching exercises. Next you will want to get her started on some drills. This will take a lot of patience, since she will not be used to this type of activity.
You could try to get some of her friends together and try a scrimmage game. This will help her to gain some experience in the game. During these practice sessions you can observe where your daughter’s strong points and weak points are. Maybe she is better at pitching, you need to find out what she does best and focus on that. It will help her to better enjoy the game. Try to give only constructive criticism and never yell at her for making an incorrect move. Another suggestion is to try and avoid giving long drawn out explanations of everything. Most children have very short attention spans, so try to keep things as simple as possible. Just remember to take your time and have fun.