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The Swim Drill – Softball Conditioning Drill for Throwing The Swim Drill is a great softball conditioning drill that can be used to work on achieving a proper arm swing when throwing. **For this conditioning drill, you want to place a strip of tape on a softball. This will be used to practice and condition [...]
Today, I’m going to share with you some great softball throwing drills that you’ll surely want to run with your outfielders. Warming Up Without Gloves Every time we warm up, I have my athletes play catch without gloves to ensure that they are warming up slowly–very slowly. This is so they have to throw that [...]
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 [...]
Today, we’re going to take a look at a cool throwing drill that’s designed specifically for youth softball players. I like this drill because it explains throwing mechanics using a concept most kids are familiar with – swimming! Whether they’ve been watching Michael Phelps on TV, or taken swim lessons themselves, even young players tend [...]
One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a coach is to throw your pitchers right into the fire. While you may find out who has the best natural throw, by neglecting the fundamentals now you may be sacrificing long term success later. To avoid these pitfalls, I recommend breaking down the pitch from [...]