More Softball Fundamentals & Tips for Pre-Practice!

When we talk about softball fundamentals for pre-practice, it’s important to pay close attention to these key points in this phase of your drill progression: 1. Emphasize that the players keep their head down on the ball – they have to trust their glove, and this is difficult when you are a youth player. 2.…

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“Left and Right” Softball Fielding Drill

When working on softball fielding techniques, it’s important to include drills that work on pushing your fielders to the left or right. This is the ball where you work on pivoting while fielding the backhand and the forehand, with both the left foot and the right foot forward. This is important because you never know…

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Catch & Throw (On The Knees) Fielding Drill

This fielding drill is just an extension of a game of Catch and Throw. If you can master this fielding drill, and have consistent rhythm in everything you do regarding your fielding, your percentage in fielding goes up. It’s when we begin doing different things when we are fielding that we’re not in control of,…

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The Side Toss Tennis Ball Hitting Drill

Today’s hitting drill focuses on helping your hitters understand the timing of a pitch coming to them. This is a great timing drill for hitters that focuses on keeping the hands back until the ball comes into the zone, as this Side Toss drill uses a tennis ball to allow for a bounce into the…

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The Importance of the Spin in your Softball Pitching

The last part of the pitch is the release, which is a simple finger roll that creates ball rotation or “spin”. Getting the ball to spin correctly is critical, since the spin dictates when and how the pitch will break. The best way to practice the spin is to toss the ball up and create…

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