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Coming up with new ideas for softball batting drills can sometimes be a challenge. Here’s a softball drill that Michelle sent to me and it has worked well.
This is a softball batting drill I used with my daughter who is very good at fielding and catching but was afraid of staying in the batter’s box for fear of getting hit.
I had her stand in the batters box with her glove on and in batting position. When the ball was pitched I had her start her batting motion and then catch the ball as it crossed the plate. Since she was very confident catching the ball no matter if it was high, low, inside or outside, it helped her realize that she could, in fact, determine where the ball was crossing the plate and would be able to get out of the way of a pitch if she needed to. She now has a lot more confidence in the batters box because now she thinks of “catching” the ball with her bat and she has been much better at determining balls and strikes.
This softball drill has also been very helpful for teaching bunting.