How to Hit a Softball with Mike Candrea

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  • Published on:  Friday, May 10, 2013
  • Women's Softball Team USA coach Mike Candrea demonstrates the finer points of hitting. SportskoolPlus is the number one video channel dedicated to fitness, yoga, exercise, sports instruction and coaching. Whether you are into extreme sports, team sports, endurance sports, weight loss or just getting in shape, SportskoolPlus has video instruction and training featuring Olympic athletes, X-game stars, and world famous coaches and athletic trainers. Whether you are looking for a complete yoga session, workout tips, or cardio workouts - SportskoolPlus is the ultimate personal trainer.

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  • brazy !!

    brazy !!

     3 months ago +2

    can i wear contacts while playing?

  • seans155


     3 months ago

    Not so much on your hands moving forward as a unit with your body on stride.. That's a poor swing. Your hands should stay back until front foot lands to have separation / stretch.

  • seans155


     3 months ago +1

    Close but not quite coach. Lovey has a poor downward swing.

  • Emmazzz !!

    Emmazzz !!

     3 months ago

    I play softball :P I play 12U

  • Darcie


     4 months ago +3

    I've always been taught to keep my elbows up. Is that bad advice?

  • E Rico

    E Rico

     4 months ago

    Great video...thanks coach

  • t b

    t b

     4 months ago +1

    maximumbatspeed YouTube channel has some solid teaching in swing mechanics.

  • Abby Watson

    Abby Watson

     5 months ago +1

    Let's just hope I win my game and this is gonna help even though I can to the out field but I want to hit it out of the the field

  • Betti P

    Betti P

     7 months ago +3

    I’m trying out for 8th grade softball.... they have to cut quite a few people, and I’m new so... rip me

  • McScott76


     7 months ago

    Good video... but that "early stride" of the batter with the knee pads just looks like bad batting mechanics that need to be coached away. One thing that this video doesn't cover is how those batters developed their "unique" stances and strides in the first place. The reality is that they probably developed them because of bad coaching -- either from a well-meaning parent or a bad coach. There's no way you can convince me that striding before the "load" (or negative move) is as effective as striding after the load.

  • kaivalya Lavea

    kaivalya Lavea

     8 months ago +44

    When girls use to wear shorts in softball....

  • Bryan Burrows

    Bryan Burrows

     8 months ago +2

    Mike why is rolling the wrists a problem when it creates TOP SPIN rather than back spin, I coach in Australia.

  • ken capilla

    ken capilla

     8 months ago +10

    Even after playing travel softball for 3 yrs this is a really great check to make sure that I am on the right track and that I am not making any key mistakes

  • Anna F

    Anna F

     a years ago +2

    Thanks now I understand why I am rolling my wrists

  • Ellen Williams

    Ellen Williams

     a years ago +2

    Anybody see at 15:42 how he got hit with the bat 😂😂

  • Random Commenter

    Random Commenter

     a years ago +1

    I had my first practice today for our team and thanks to these videos I had at Elat an idea of what I was doing

  • Jamf66428


     a years ago +3

    "Can see what you can't hit". Funny stuff.

  • hfontanez98


     a years ago

    6:54 "You can see what you can hit" WTF? LOL

  • REEKone 520

    REEKone 520

     a years ago


  • Kera Smith

    Kera Smith

     a years ago +4

    Thanks helped