Category Archives: Softball Hitting Drills

When running softball hitting drills, remember to focus on 6 primary areas: bat selection, grip, batting stance, bat position, trigger, and the swing. This softball hitting drills section contains detailed tips and strategies to improve your team’s hitting.

“Half Rubber” Curve Ball Hitting Drill


Purpose: This hitting drill teaches batters to hang in and go with the pitch, as well as how to hit a Curve Ball. (Young players are not as intimidated with a rubber ball.) Photo credit: Set Up: The ball is half of a rubber ball, and your bat is the size of a broom…

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3 Creative Softball Hitting Drills (Using a tire, string & block of wood!)


In today’s video blog post, we are sharing 3 creative softball hitting drills that you can include in your next softball practice.  All you need is a tire, a string and a block of wood! The Tire Drill for Softball Hitting The Tire Drill is a softball hitting drill for strength, but it also develops…

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2 Awesome Hitting Drills to Find Your Strike Zone!


As a good coach, you want to include a mix of linear and rotational hitting drills and styles in your practice plan, so your hitters can benefit from an understanding of not just the strike zone but the zones within the strike zone where they can be most effective.One excellent way of doing this easily…

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Softball Hitting Errors: How To Fix The Collapsing Front Leg


The Collapsing Front Leg upon stride phase is another common softball hitting problem that you see in many players.  If not addressed early, it can continue to be a problem as the player advances in levels. A collapsing front leg occurs when the batter, upon stride phase, collapses that front leg, placing all of her…

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The Stride Box Hitting Drill

stride box hitting drill

We know from watching a softball swing in slow motion that the toe opens up and the hips start to snap through in the swing. The Stride Box drill is an excellent hitting drill to help address the issue of opening the toe too soon.   The key in this hitting drill is to make sure…

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