Category Archives: Softball Defensive Drills

In this section you’ll find softball defensive drills for all the positions on your team. You’ll also discover softball defensive drills for specific game situations.

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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The Shovel Pass for Softball Defense

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Practicing specific situations and teaching players what the appropriate reaction should be in that situation, can make all the difference between having a decent softball defense and a great one!  Check out today’s softball defense tips and “The Shovel Pass”. Shovel Pass to First/Third If the ball is hit short up the first base line…

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Rundown Infield Drill

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Purpose We use this infield drill primarily for the infield–the rundown drill. Execution Our infielders work on getting the person that’s in the pickle running as quickly as possible.  Once you do that, you’re able to make it more difficult for the runner to change directions. You’ve got to make sure that your line, your…

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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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