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.

3 Softball Fielding Drills to Master Lateral Movement!


When working on softball fielding techniques, it’s important to include drills that work on lateral movement and pushing your fielders to the left or right.  This is a great skill buillder because you have to focus on pivoting while fielding, with both the left foot and the right foot forward. This is important because you…

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3 Basic Softball Drills To Build Fundamental Skills

No matter what age level you coach, it’s important to spend time at every practice working on the fundamentals. In this article, we’ll review 3 basic softball drills covering fielding, baserunning, hitting. If you’re working with younger players, these drills will help teach critical skills and allow them to play with more confidence. And even if you’re working…

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“Foul Fly Ball” Fielding Drill

foul fly ball fielding drill

In this fielding drill, you’re going to make sure all your players get practice on both 3rd and 1st bases.  The techniques are similar, but simply the inverse of the other. Execution: Once the ball is hit up into foul territory, the infielder will stay under the ball, keeping their eyes on it and their…

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Softball Fielding: The Flip Drill

softball fielding the flip drill

This softball fielding drill focuses on the wrist flip during the throw. Adding a wrist flip will add an arc to the throw for more distance and accuracy. Set Up Have 2 players face each other at about 15-20 feet apart. The first player will hold the ball with the throwing elbow on the glove…

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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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