In part 4 we will go over the different terms that we use to help define different variables in the game. Now before we start if you haven’t seen my other blogs on I recommend you do that!

First thing we will look at is “PLAY TYPE”. Now we all have different names for everything, that’s okay. Though, your team must understand the difference. The type of plays we categorize are as followed

Regular- This is a regular ground ball 2-hand play.

Forehand- Going to their left or 1-hand lane.

Back Hand- Anytime the player fields the ball with the…


Recording In Game Data For Player Development and Practice Plans For Softball (Part 3)

If you haven’t checked out part 1 and 2 I recommend you do that. In part 3 we will go over how I got my findings from the video I posted in part 2.

In part 2 I shared some important information to take into account when watching a play. From what inning, number of out, play type, and so on and so forth. Just for a fresh reminder this is what I gather from the play above.

Bottom of the 4th; the hitter is…


Recording In Game Data For Player Development and Practice Plans For Softball (Part 2)

Like I stated in my first post if your not keeping track of data your just guessing. For part 2 of “Recording In Game Data For Player Development and Practice Plans For Softball” we will take a look at a play via video and break it down.

Let’s get started!

I want you to watch the video and tell me what you see. This might take a few times as the video is fast.

So, after watching the video what did you see? To be…


As coaches we want to win and help develop players to their full potential. We spend hours on hours looking for ways to help our team develop and find an advantage over our opponent. This is the preparation that we do to help them win that game or that series. We all do this; we all want to know what that pitcher has and what her out pitch is and what pitch tends to get hit hard. We all want to know if so and so likes to run? Do they like the short game? We all scout our opponents…

Matt Jackson

Assistant Softball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator |William Jewell College NCAA DII | Kansas City

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