The Ultimate Softball Drills Collection

Welcome to Softball Spot. We've selected more than 617 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!

Buy the eBook

Triangle Pivot

Triangle Pivot Purpose Players will stand about 10 feet away from each other in the shape of a triangle, and work on their catch, pivot and throw. Set up - Space out the players about 10

Continue Reading

Roll & Go Drill

Step & Launch Purpose Players get to practice their throwing, catching, pivoting and hand-eye coordination in this game-situation drill. Set up - Place a player at each base - Have the extra players form a line behind

Continue Reading

Step & Launch

Step & Launch Purpose Players learn how to step into the ball and get their hips into their swing Set up - Each player should have their own bat - Spread out cones around the field where the players

Continue Reading

Body Blow

Body BlowPurposePlayers work on getting their body in front of the ball, and then picking up the ball and following through to make a good play, learning not to rush

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

Progressive Tag Up

Purpose Teaches players when and how to tag up on fly balls. Set Up You can run this drill in the infield, or just set up four bases in the outfield the

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Three Line Sliding

Purpose Teaches players how to slide with proper technique, both back to the base and advancing to the next base. Set Up You can do this drill in the infield or set

Continue Reading

Blind Tee Drill

Purpose To help hitters visualize the contact points for pitches in various locations Set Up Set up three batting tees at the plate - One directly over the plate. One off the

Continue Reading

Backhand Drill

Purpose To practice fielding the ball with a backhanded catch. (Note: a backhand catch is when a player has to cross their body with the glove hand in order to catch

Continue Reading

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,

Continue Reading

Fast Hands Drill

Purpose Develops fast hands for hitting. Set Up Batter gets into stance at home plate or another location on field. Coach stands to batter's side. Instructions Batter gets into stance. She grips her bat by

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

Glove Tuck Drill

Purpose This drill breaks down the proper mechanics of the glove tuck portion of the throw. Set Up Players line up facing coach. Instructions Players go into “T” position with arms straight out

Continue Reading

drop step with ball fielding drill

Drop Step with Ball Fielding Drill

Purpose This drill covers the proper mechanics for drop stepping with the ball when fielding. Set Up Outfielder lines up in front of coach. Instructions Coach says “Ready Position.” Player stands with feet

Continue Reading