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The Importance of Consistency When Learning Fastpitch Skills

Instruction always works better when you apply it properly. In the early stages especially, that requires consistency.

The once-funny and now just more generally creepy comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen has been quoted as saying “80% of success is just showing up” or something to that effect. While most times ol’ Woody isn’t the person you want to take advice from in anything having to do with kids, in this statement he is most definitely correct. Especially when it comes to the early stages of learning fastpitch softball skills.

Let’s take hitting for example. Hitting even a decently fast pitch in fastpitch softball requires a series of movements that must be performed correctly individually, sequenced correctly and timed correctly. Some of those movements and sequences aren’t necessarily intuitive. 

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