The Ultimate Softball Drills Collection

Welcome to Softball Tutorials. We've selected more than 527 simple, fun and effective softball drills covering every fundamental skill. It's everything you need to engage your kids in practice, improve their skills, and win more ball games!

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Dive Drill

Purpose To practice using a dive to catch fly balls or field grounders. Set Up In the outfield grass, have a fielder kneel about 15 feet away from the coach. Fielder has

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Critique The Pitch Softball Pitching Drill

Critique The Pitch Drill

Purpose Helps pitcher correct flaws in delivery. Drill Setup Pitcher stands on the rubber. Catcher is behind home plate. (35-40 feet away) How it Works Pitcher goes through normal motion and throws the

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muscle drill for softball pitching

Muscle Drill

Purpose Helps pitcher develop a strong wrist snap. Drill Setup Pitcher stands with a ball and glove. How it Works Pitcher starts with arm up in the air forming a 90 degree angle,

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full swing with weighted ball

Full Swing with Weighted Ball

Purpose Pitchers develop forearm and wrist strength. They also improve timing of lower body and upper body. Drill Setup Pitchers stand at three-quarters of regular pitching distance (25-30 feet) holding a weighted

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half circle softball pitching drill

Half Circle Drill

Purpose Pitcher stands anywhere on the field with a ball and glove. Drill Setup Teaches pitcher to keep her arm in front of her so she doesn't hurt her shoulder when she

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knee up softball pitching drill

Knee Up Drill

Purpose Pitchers work from the knee up position on driving and pivoting. Also, helps develop good balance. Drill Setup Pitcher stands on the mound (3540 feet away) with a ball. Catcher is

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long distance drive softball pitching drill

Long Distance Drive

Purpose Pitchers practice taking a good long stride toward home. Drill Setup Pitcher stands four or five big steps behind the pitching rubber. (45-50 feet) Catcher is behind home plate. How it Works

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shoestring catch softball fielding drill

Shoestring Catch

Purpose Outfielders work on making the shoestring catch on balls hit in front of them. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach

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the slice drill softball outfielder drill

The Slice Drill

Purpose Outfielders work on fielding a ball that is slicing away from them. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach throws a

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walk through softball pitching drill

Walk Through Drill

Purpose Pitchers work on both mechanics and developing strength Drill Setup Pitcher at regular pitching distance (35-40 feet) holding a weighted ball. Catcher is in stance or sitting on bucket. How it Works

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half swing with weighted ball softball pitching drill

Half Swing with Weighted Ball

Purpose Pitchers develop forearm and wrist strength. They also improve timing of lower body and upper body. Drill Setup Pitchers stand about halfway from normal pitching distance (15-20 feet) holding a weighted

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Full Motion Softball Pitching Drill

Full Motion Drill

Purpose Pitcher practices her full throwing motion. Drill Setup Pitcher stands in front of the wall (or net or fence or catcher). How it Works Pitcher shows four dots (shoulder, shoulder, hip, hip)

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Blind Pivot Softball Fielding Drill

Blind Pivot Drill

Purpose Outfielders practice taking their eyes off the ball and switching their view to the opposite shoulder. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it

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Pivot Hip Softball Hitting Drill

Pivot Hip Drill

Purpose Teaches younger players how to use the lower half of their body during their swing. Drill Setup Player stands at an angle to net. Coach kneels on opposite side of net.

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Hit Stick Softball Hitting Drill

The Hit Stick Drill

Purpose Teaches batter to hit balls in various strike zone locations with good fundamentals. Drill Setup Batter gets in normal stance. Coach stands to side holding the hit stick. You can purchase

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Line Drive Softball Fielding Drill

Line Drive Drill

Purpose Outfielders work on catching the line drive and then transferring their weight toward the target. Drill Setup Player and coach line up 5 to 10 yards apart. How it Works Coach says,

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Full Circle Softball Pitching Drill

Full Circle Drill

Purpose Teaches pitcher to complete a full arm circle when pitching. Drill Setup Pitcher stands with a ball and glove. How it Works Pitcher starts with arm down, wrist cocked, fingers pointed toward

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Flat Bat Softball Hitting Drill

Flat Bat Drill

Purpose Teaches player to hit through the baseball. Drill Setup Place a tee in front of a net. Take a bat and shave it down on two sides to create flat surfaces.

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