“Half Rubber” Curve Ball Hitting Drill

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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: halfrubber.com Set Up: The ball is half of a rubber ball, and your bat is the size of a broom…

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Ball Drops for Quickness & Speed – Softball Conditioning

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Working to improve your softball conditioning and athleticism is vital and can often make the difference between a win and a loss in a close game. Not only will your players be faster and stronger, but most importantly, they’ll be more resistant to injury. With just a couple of minutes at the beginning or the…

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

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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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The Shovel Pass for Softball Defense

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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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2 Awesome Hitting Drills to Find Your Strike Zone!

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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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