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Unorthodox Softball Equipment

“Only use one hand when you catch!” instructed Coach Schlegelmich.

“What?” I asked, caught by surprise.

“You put your right hand behind the glove when you catch,” he explained. “It reduces your range of motion and makes you slower.”

I pitched the ball to my partner, Emily. She tossed it back. Coach was right: when my glove closed around the ball, my right hand sat resting on the back of the glove.

“Work on that,” he told me and walked off to observe the other girls.  (more…)

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