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.

“L Drill” for Softball Pitching

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The L drill does not require more than one athlete.  If you have a parent – or even a net – that your pitchers can throw to, this is a great softball pitching drill to include in your softball practice plan. L Drill from the Knee This version of the L drill is performed from…

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Softball Catcher “Power Pack” for Skill Development!

POWER PACK SOFTBALL CATCHING

Even for the fan that walks up and watches a fast pitch softball game for the very first time, it’s easy to see how important the softball catcher is. What seems like a very simplistic position is, in fact, very complex. But very few people understand the complex training that it takes to develop a…

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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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