3 Softball Pitching Drills for Drive, Energy & Momentum!

3 SOFTBALL PITCHING DRILLS

In today’s video blog post, we are discussing softball pitching drills that will help your athletes work on establishing and maintaining a powerful push-off and drive into the target. The drills included below focus on generating energy and momentum — the build-up to throwing fast pitches. They will also help your pitcher improve her accuracy…

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4 Corner Catch & Throw Drill

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Drill Type: Catch & Throw Drill Purpose This multi-skill defensive drill teaches players many skills within the same drill!  Flat mitts are recommended, but you can do this drill with regular mitts as well. Set Up Set up 4 players roughly 20′ apart from each other in shape of a square (they are the corners).…

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The “Relay” Throwing Drill

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Drill Type: Throwing Drill Purpose: This is a simple throwing drill that is great for improving arm strength and assessing your best outfield throwers. Set Up: You can either have your entire infields and outfields out on the field, or just work one side at a time, depending on your available time and space. To…

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“Half Rubber” Curve Ball Hitting Drill

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Purpose: This hitting drill teaches batters to hang in and go with the pitch, as well as how to hit a Curve Ball. (Young players are not as intimidated with a rubber ball.) Photo credit: halfrubber.com Set Up: The ball is half of a rubber ball, and your bat is the size of a broom…

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Ball Drops for Quickness & Speed – Softball Conditioning

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Working to improve your softball conditioning and athleticism is vital and can often make the difference between a win and a loss in a close game. Not only will your players be faster and stronger, but most importantly, they’ll be more resistant to injury. With just a couple of minutes at the beginning or the…

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