Category Archives: Softball Defensive Drills


Softball Fielding Fundamentals: “Balance Drill” for Fielding

This is a great softball fielding drill to check if your fielders are totally balanced when they get ready to field the ball. You are going to work on fielding that ball with your footwork lined up to the base that you are throwing to. This softball fielding drill may seem like the basic fundamentals,…

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Fielding Fundamentals: Approaching The Ground Ball

When it comes to fielding the ball, all players want to be able to pick up the ball cleanly, 100% of the time. What keeps a player from doing that is just a few things that they do wrong.   In today’s blog post, we talk about some of the defensive weaknesses that you need to…

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The “Bowl Of Soup” Technique for Fielding Ground Balls

The “Bowl Of Soup” is an important technique that all of your players need to understand and implement when they are fielding the ball. Setup Players should begin with a good athletic position (which means a slight bend at the hips and a slight bend in the leg in a balanced position, so that the…

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More Softball Fundamentals & Tips for Pre-Practice!

When we talk about softball fundamentals for pre-practice, it’s important to pay close attention to these key points in this phase of your drill progression: 1. Emphasize that the players keep their head down on the ball – they have to trust their glove, and this is difficult when you are a youth player. 2.…

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“Left and Right” Softball Fielding Drill

When working on softball fielding techniques, it’s important to include drills that work on pushing your fielders to the left or right. This is the ball where you work on pivoting while fielding the backhand and the forehand, with both the left foot and the right foot forward. This is important because you never know…

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