Tag: "softball defense drills"
As a softball coach, you know the importance of having a strong defense. Today, we’re going to talk about exactly that–focusing especially on the mechanics and fundamentals of throwing the ball. The Overhand Throw Before we go into fielding aspect of our defense, I’d like to discuss a little bit the overhand throw. I’ve always [...]
Today we’re going to introduce some fundamental fastpitch softball drills for the defense. The drills are going to incorporate a lot of ball handling, and will make you really focus on the fundamentals of being a good fielder as well as making sure that you can throw strikes to your target. Proper Fielding Position Before [...]
http://youtu.be/8u6j5JeFNu8 There are only two times when the fence comes into play, it either goes deep enough, or wide enough. Having players that can calmly and coolly venture into foul territory to get that extra out is a huge bonus for your defense, but oftentimes leaving the field of play will have your players distracted [...]
One of my favorite softball plays, because of the teamwork and pinpoint execution, has to be the double play. It takes such precise timing and communication that it almost looks like the three players involved are all part of one machine. But players dont just start off like that – it takes hours of practice [...]
In my last post, I took a look at the different kinds of tags a 3rd baseman would use. Here the defensive player had to make the catch and then tag the baserunner out before they can touch the base. But in the case of a force, or a first baseman, simply tagging the base [...]