About Coach Becky Wittenburg

Hi Softball Coaches!! Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve posted hundreds of my favorite drills and coaching tips, so please have fun browsing around and feel free to use anything you findwith your own team.

Okay… about me – I’m a youth softball coach (and former player) with more than 19 years experience. I’m also the owner and publisher of www.Softball-Spot.com, and the author of several coaching resources for youth and high school teams.

Since 2005, I’ve helped more than 4,459 busy softball coaches tap into the “Insider Secrets” of hitting, pitching, fielding, baserunning and other key softball skills.

Here’s some recent feedback I’ve gotten from some of my members:

“With your shortcuts, my practices runs smoothly and the girls have fun while learning!! I utilized many of your drills, which contributed a great deal to our success. We had a great season winning a provincial silver medal. It is a great tool!”

-Christie Atkinson
Brampton Blazers
Ontario, Canada

“This was my first season and we went 22-6 and made it to state! The drills helped my team in the field and the practice plans kept me on track.”

-Sarah Klinetobe
O’Neill Eagles
O’Neill, NE

“Most of the coaches I’ve come across don’t have a Plan. They fly by the seat of their pants (i.e. making positional & batting orders 2 mins before 1st pitch, practices only being a scrimmage, etc…).

Your tools allow the coaches to know how & why they are doing certain drills, keeps the kids engaged and learning & pleases the parents as they have a greater respect for someone who is on top of things.

The kids have fun, win more than lose and get better each game/practice. When they see their improvement, it’s contagious and they want to do more and try harder becausethey realize as a team what they are capable of.”

-Mike Stewart
McHenry softball Association
McHenry, IL

If you’d like to learn some of my best drills and techniques, check out this free softball coaching video now! And feel free to contact me if you have any requests for material you’d like to cover, or questions about my coaching resources. See ya!

Comments (4)

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  1. Coach Mike says:

    Hey Coach,

    Would you mind giving your opinion on the amount of work a successful pitcher must put in to become a dominate pitcher?

    Thank you

  2. Pete Fenn says:

    Coach Becky,
    I enjoy your blog. My 12 U daughter has been pitching for almost 3 years. These days I have to get imaginative to keep her focused. Although she dreads it, one of the drills that I have her do I call 10/60’s. Bit of a knock off on walk through warm ups. Basically, pitcher lines up 10 ft behind pitching rubber, catcher is positioned 60 ft from pitching rubber. Pitcher sprints to pitching rubber winds up and releases. This drill does several things. Endurance, speed, balance and power. The drill is unforgiving. If the pitcher fails to execute it properly the ball will be way off. Although this drill does several things the emphasis is on balance at release and power from the lower body. What do you think
    Pete

    • Becky says:

      I like it! Definitely something I would use with more advanced girls who already understand the basic mechanics. Like you said – excellent drill for building speed, balance and power…

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