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Last week, I sent out a request for my newsletter subscribers to send in their best softball drills for beginners. Check out these drills below from Darek, Linda, and Jeff (very creative!).
One softball drill that Darek sometimes uses that he doesn’t recall seeing in other texts is having the girls (younger girls) practice swinging through a larger, somewhat heavier, ball (i.e. soccer ball, dodgeball, etc…) which helps them to learn to swing through the ball.
Linda does these drills every practice that she calls “Everydays”
1. Short Hops: center, left and backhand
2. Pitchers do distance throwing
3. Quarterback throws for OF
The best batting drill Jeff has used is a progression from hitting off a tee w/o a ball (just clipping the top of the tee w/o knocking it down), then hitting off the tee with a baseball, then a soft toss using a whiffle ball, then a soft toss using a whiffle golf ball. Then we get behind a net, about 5 yards away from the hitter, and toss 20 baseballs down the pipe. This really helps build confidence in our hitters.