Coaches are drawn to players who have that little edge—that softball instinct. It’s just like speed—you can’t teach it, but when players have it, it makes a HUGE difference.
That softball instinct is sometimes called softball IQ. Some players just have a natural instinct and understanding of the game and situations, and some players don’t. If we can’t “teach” IQ, what are some ways we can assist or create an environment where players can test out their softball knowledge in order to improve their overall understanding of the game?