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.

The Shovel Pass for Softball Defense


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


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!


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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Small Glove & Small Ball Training for Fielding Defense


When fielding, most softball players use an 11 ¼ glove to a 13 inch glove, depending on the position that you play.  With our small glove training, we can focus on a smaller target and a smaller ball, and being able to get down on the ball because of the short fingers of the glove,…

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Building A Strong Fielding Stance


This is a great fielding stance drill that helps your players work on establishing a good athletic base and fielding the ball out in front. Set Up Note: Not all players are the same size, so make sure you have enough cones to set up for your shorter players vs. your taller players. To set…

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