Is Slapping Dead?

 In tashatips

 Game Changers,

So, what I have been hearing trend in the softball world is that slap hitting is dead.

Now, you know this irks me every time I hear this. I hear that because defenses, technology and coaching are better that there is no need for slapping.

Now, I will go on the record and say a one dimensional slap hitter is definitely dead. If you don’t have a short game tool and big game tool you will have a hard time surviving at the elite level.

This is why I harp on developing athletes as triple threats. An athlete who possess short game and big game tools. A true triple threat can bunt, slap and hit!

Triple Threats:

  • Have so many options
  • Have something to pair vs all pitchers and field surfaces
  • Makes a line up more dynamic

What are your opinions on slap hitting being dead???

We must continue to develop more triple threats and prove that having slap tool is NOT dead!

Natasha