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.

Multi-Ball Hitting Drill


Purpose This hitting drill teaches the hitter to concentrate hard on the right ball to hit. It also teaches the hitter to keep their weight back. Breakdown • The coach has two balls that are different colors. • The batter is position where he or she is facing the fence so that the hit ball will hit…

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A Beginners “Step Drill” for Softball Hitting


When the player gets into their stance, one of the most common problems you might see is the first step of the hit going out.  In today’s video blog post, we are sharing a great beginner drill that you can use to help your players learn to not step out of the stride during the…

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Using the “Dry Swing” Hitting Drill for Dynamic Balance


The “Dry Swing” Hitting Drill develops dynamic balance and proper body sequence of the swing. By dynamic balance, we mean chin staying over the top of the belly button and working from the ball of the foot to the ball of the foot. This is one of the first softball hitting drills you should use…

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The String Drill for Softball Hitting


This is a great softball hitting drill – and en excellent trick! – for working on the stride.  It works well for younger players who you see a lot of stepping out and overstriding from. Get your hitter into a good stance, and into their post stride position. Measure off the length of the stride…

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8 Common Hitting Mistakes (And How To Correct Them)

Hitting a softball is arguably one of the hardest techniques to master, in any sport. Even after players learn and understand the basic mechanics of the swing, it’s very common for them to develop bad habits that hamper their hitting effectiveness. As coaches, we need to be able to identify these bad habits, and make the…

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