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Learn how to hit, catch, and pitch like a pro with the softball tips from expert Erin Goettlicher in these Howcast videos.
I'm Erin Goettlicher, and I'm a professional softball coach. After I played through high school, I went out and played for college level, and then spent a cup of tea at the professional level. I'm self-employed, and own Pro Softball Training. Pro Softball Training offers instruction in all kinds of softball. You name it, we can do it. Today, I will be talking to you about softball. In order to organize a softball game, there's a few things you're going to need. Most importantly you're going to need a softball field. Typically a field's going to have a fence or a back-stop area. On that softball field you're going to need the four bases-home plate, first, second, and third base. You're also going to want a pitcher's mound or a pitcher's plate. You're going to need a few pieces of equipment to play with as well. Everyone's going to need to have a glove; you're going to need a bat, and most importantly, you've got to have a ball. It's also important to have helmets for protection when you're batting. Softball teams are consisting of 9-12 players depending on which type of softball game you're playing. But for sure, you're going to want to have 9 players-one pitcher, one catcher, four infielders, and three outfielders. Once you have both teams fielded, you're ready to go.