Category Archives: Softball Drills

Softball drills can be fit into 3 primary categories: hitting (including base-running), defensive (including fielding), and pitching. The mark of an effective softball coach is to look hard at the needs of your team and choose the softball drills that will improve their strengths and shore up their weaknesses.

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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3 Creative Softball Hitting Drills (Using a tire, string & block of wood!)

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In today’s video blog post, we are sharing 3 creative softball hitting drills that you can include in your next softball practice.  All you need is a tire, a string and a block of wood! The Tire Drill for Softball Hitting The Tire Drill is a softball hitting drill for strength, but it also develops…

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