There will come a time in every softball players career where advice and coaching from parents will run out and getting help from an expert will be needed. There are softball instructors for everything, whether it’s pitching, catching, hitting, slapping, infield, outfield, or running technique, chances are there is someone in your area who specializes in one of those fields.
Softball instructors are usually former players who played at the collegiate level and beyond. They are considered to be the best at what they did on the field, and many find a home and a career path giving back to the next generation by providing instruction after their career ends. Male instructors will also almost always have a background as a player, in men’s fastpitch or baseball, and have learned and studied the game as well.
There are several steps to be taken when looking for the instructor who will be the right fit for your daughter. “How do you even go about finding an instructor?” is a common question asked by many. Word of mouth is the number one way to find an instructor in your area. Don’t be afraid to ask around; chances are many pitchers in the same area see the same pitching instructor. Below is a list of ways to find the right instructor and to determine if he/she is the right fit for your player.