Category: Softball Defensive Drills

SOFTBALL FIELDING TRANSITION

VIDEO DRILL: Softball Fielding and Transitioning to the Throw

Softball Fielding and Transitioning to the Throw The athletic position of the body plays a big role in quick transitions to your throw. In today’s video blog post, we are discussing softball fielding and how to quickly and efficiently transition from fielding the ball to throwing.  We are also demonstrating a fantastic conditioning drill that […]

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SOFTBALL DEFENSE FOR 1ST BASE

Softball Defense for 1st Base

Softball Defense for 1st Base One of the things that often happens at first base is that the player will stretch for the ball before it is even released. You know the third baseman has the ball, but you are already stretching and then when the ball comes to you, you have no more stretch […]

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SOFTBALL DEFENSE FOR 3RD BASE

Softball Defense for 3rd Base

Softball Defense for 3rd Base One of the things about third base is that it is a reaction position. In other words, you have got to be close to the ground at all times, and simply react to a batted ball. In today’s video blog post, we are talking a little bit about the 3rd […]

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FIELDING BUNTS

Fielding Bunts – Techniques for Success

Fielding Bunts – Techniques for Success Bunting is a skill that is used a lot in softball to get on base and move runners. So it’s important that your athletes know the proper techniques to use when they are faced with a bunt situation. By reacting properly, your athletes success rate against a bunt hitter […]

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softball catching progression

Softball Catching Progression For Young Players

Softball Catching Progression For Young Players Today, I want to talk about the softball catching progression that most kids go through when they are trying to field. A lot of you are coaching younger kids and the first time they start catching the ball, they are catching glove down, and using their body – or […]

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