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Basic Softball Slide

*Learn this slide before you try to do a more complicated slide.

 

1. Sprint at full speed to the next base. 

·         Don’t be afraid to get dirty.

·         Wear pants so that you don’t injure your legs. Consider wearing sliding pants or sliding shorts underneath your pants if you’re worried about being injured.

 

2. Start sliding about 4 steps away from the base.
Start your slide by bending your knees.

Make to do the following:

  • Shift your weight to the left side of your body.
  • Bend your left knee and make the shape of a 4 by tucking your left leg underneath your right leg, which should be extended straight forward.
  • Shift your weight to your left leg.

 

3. Lean back as you finish your slide.

Follow these instructions:

  • Don’t slide into the base in a sitting position.
  • Keep your arms behind you and up.
  • Let the momentum of your sprint propel you to the base.
  • Touch the base with your right leg first.