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    and roared back to slap the ball with all my might. The pitcher received her signs and approached the mound, in attempt to shut me down. As she swung her arm in a circle and released it at her hip, I kept my watchful eye on the ball the entire time. In my mind I was going to knock any ball she pitched me out of the park, which is an awful mindset to have for an attempt at the plate, but it happened either way. The pitcher pitched the ball and with contact towards the ball I heard a loud “pop” noise

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    Essay On Softball

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    possess good hand-eye coordination, strong athleticism, and a positive attitude. Softball players must possess good hand-eye coordination. In order to throw, players must find a target to throw to, and throw the ball directly to the target. In order to catch, players must see the ball

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    strike. To become a good hitter in baseball, three fundamentals are necessary. First, the batter's stance in the batter's box, second, the batter's eye contact on the ball, and third, the batter's swing are the three fundamentals a good hitter will possess. First, a good stance in the batter's box is required to hit the ball successfully. The stance is not only important to the hitter, but it informs the defense of the location of the hit. Therefore, the batter wants to conceal as much information

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    The Skill of Batting

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    miles per hour or faster is something that arguably will not ever be mastered. In the major leagues hitting over .300 is a good season, but in school or most things in life a 30 percent is failing. Bad. So how does one teach an athlete how to strike a ball when a great job is failing 70 percent of the time. The decision making needs to be made quick, to be exact the person needs to react in around four tenths of a second (Carlson 2013).If a coach can understand simple concepts such as automatic processing

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    Volleyball

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    skills to learn, and does not always show direct results. The block serves four basic functions. The first is to stop the ball, and hopefully return it to the opponents side for a point or side out. The second is to eliminate as a much of the court for the opposing hitter to hit into, also making the court easier for the back row to defend. The third is to deflect the ball up so that it can be used for an attack. The last function is to force the use of a secondary (possibly weaker) hitter, or a

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    Success On my first year of middle school, I was so excited because I finally could try out to be on a school softball team. I never played travel ball, only recreation softball so I've never actually been on a team that I tried out for. Over the summer I went to batting practice and fielding to get ready for the year. This is my year, I thought ready to tryout and make the team. The day came to where I had to show what I could do to the coaches. It took a while for the tryouts to actually commence

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    Aluminum Bat vs. Wood Bat

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    project I will take the scientific approach to answer this question. I will compare the average hitting distance of a wood and aluminum bat, how the bat feels, and how far the ball goes then compare the two bats together. Aluminum bats are more durable then wood bats. They are also lighter than wood bats which means the ball coming off the bat will be faster then when it was pitched. Aluminum bats are hollow and wood bats are solid. The wood bat can go just as far an a aluminum bat but the wood bat

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    The Sweet Spot is Pretty Sweet Everyone knows that the sweet spot is the best place to hit a ball on a bat, but what really makes this the best place? The sweet spot is a very important spot on the bat, and without it, the ball will barely leave the infield. When someone hits the ball on the sweet spot, it feels very different from hitting the ball on the end of the bat or by the hands. Hitting the ball on the sweet spot makes it so the batter does not even feel the collision. There will be no vibrations

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    many mechanics just to hit a ball hard on the sweet spot of the bat. “Hitting is the single most difficult thing to do in sport.” this coming from Ted Williams, one of the greatest hitters of all time. Hitting a baseball requires more mechanical precision compared to other sports (Williams). When baseball first started, the scores would be very low because no one knew how important the mechanics of the baseball swing were. This period of time was known as the Dead Ball Era. Players would lunge at

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    Physics in Volleyball

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    end line, which is 30 feet from the net. The net measures 90 inches, or 96 inches for men, from the ground. The goal is to get the ball across the net with as little time as possible so that the other team has less time to react and handle the ball. Traditionally serving has been done from the floor where the server has to create a parabolic motion path for the ball to travel so that it will clear the net and then land within the boundaries of the court. In modern volleyball the game has progressed

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