Scoring runs is critical to the success of softball teams. The whole offensive side of the game is designed by coaches to put runners on base, to move them into scoring position, and to find a way to push as many runners as they can across the plate. Baserunning is one of the most overlooked skills and the least practiced position in softball.
Softball players don’t have to be fast to be a good base runner. Having speed on the bases is definitely an advantage, but it’s more important that base runners are smart. Becoming an intelligent base runner takes time, practice, softball knowledge growth, and live game experience.
Below is a list of five skills softball players can use to become smarter base runners.