Category Archives: Softball Baserunning Drills

Developing an aggressive baserunning strategy can be a major offensive weapon for your softball team. These drills will help teach the fundamental techniques to help your players master the skill of baserunning.

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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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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Baserunning Drills: From 1st Base to Home Plate

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Baserunning Drills: From 1st Base to Home Plate Have you ever asked how you can become a better base runner? The answer isn’t as simple as being fast.  It’s also about being smarter on the base paths.  At all times, you need to know the number of outs in the inning because this will affect…

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Softball Baserunning: Third Base to Home

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You’ve got a runner on third base and she’s about to score. What does she need to know about her leads, about tagging up and protecting herself in this position? Today’s Baserunning Essentials video blog post is all about leaving third base and heading for home plate! Baserunning Essentials: Third Base to Home The rocker…

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Softball Baserunning: Leaving Second

baserunning LEAVING SECOND

Baserunning Essentials: Leaving Second Whenever you get to second base, think “Score”. Your lead needs to be such that you have ample opportunity to take two bases. When leaving second base, you are going to use your basic rocker step, and leave the base at the top of the pitchers windup. Leaving at the top…

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