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.

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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Breaking Down The Overhand Throw


Athletes use an overhand throw particularly for greater distances and also for velocity.  But there are a number of other reasons an overhand throw is beneficial in the game of softball. Number One An overhand throw provides you with much more accuracy. In terms of a throw that may be in the dirt, it tends…

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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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