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The Tricky Transition from 10U to 12U Softball

The summer season is almost over for some of the 10U teams across the country. This means several of these players will be moving up to the 12U age groups for fall ball. The summer to fall ball turn-around happens in a matter of weeks. A few weeks is not a lot of time for players to get used to the bigger ball and the five-foot pitching distance change. Luckily, all of the rules and regulations of the game remain the same.

Below are some quick tips coaches and parents can implement for their player who will be making the jump from 10U to 12U and speed up the adjustment process. We have broken the following tips down by position.

All players: When sitting at home on the couch watching Netflix or TV, get a ball in your hand and practice holding and gripping the ball. There is a good chance that the ball will feel too big for some players, which is totally normal. Unfortunately, there is no way to speed up hand growth for young softball players, but getting a ball in their hand ...

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