Back when I played baseball in high school we used a broom stick cut to length and wiffle golf balls. That helps quite a bit with coordination. May be getting too serious or too much of a hassle for a softball league though. Just get someone to pitch to you before the game starts for a little bit. Assuming you are at least a little bit athletic you should figure it out pretty quick. alt: I'm hoping to play in the men's wood bat baseball league in my city again this fall. I played in the fall of '08, but for some reason that was the only season I played. I miss it every day.