Tag: "youth softball drills"
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 [...]
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 [...]
Last year I decided to do a drill with my 7 – 9 yr olds who had a hard time catching the ball properly. Using this technique my players really improved their catching skills. Catching Drill for Youth Players What I did was purchase the round Velcro padded mitt with a tennis ball type ball, [...]
Here are a couple of drills that we like to do in practice. The first one is a timed drill that works on throwing and sprinting to the base. We do the second drill at the end of practice for some fun time for the players. Timed Throwing Drill We use a stop watch for [...]