Lay the softball bat barrel on a folded towel.
Steady the handle of the softball bat with your non-dominant hand.
Strike the barrel of the softball bat with the mallet, using your dominant hand.
Repeat this process up and down the barrel of the bat.
Rotate the softball bat. To ensure that the mallet is used on all sides of the barrel, continuously rotate that bat after striking the entire length of the barrel. Repeat this process until the softball bat has been struck at least 500 times.