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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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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Step Drill Softball Hitting Drill

Step Drill

Purpose Prevents batter from stepping out during her swing. Drill Setup Batter stands in normal batting stance. Place a bat parachute or towel or something else soft where the batter is stepping

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open door softball pitching drill

Open Door Drill

Purpose Pitcher works on bring hip forward and "slamming the door." Drill Setup Pitcher stands in front of wall (or net or fence or catcher). How it Works Pitcher gets in open door

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Fence Softball Fielding Drill

The Fence Drill

Purpose Outfielders work on playing the ball at the fence. Drill Setup Outfielder sets up 5-10 yards from a fence or wall. If you don't' have access to a fence, place a

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Walk Through From Distance Softball Pitching Drill

Walk Through From Distance

Purpose Helps pitchers develop arm and leg strength for greater velocity on pitches. Drill Setup Pitcher stands roughly double the regular pitching distance away from the Catcher (70-80 feet) How it Works Pitcher

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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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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

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Cutoff Drill

Purpose This drill covers the proper footwork and body rotation needed to perform a fast cutoff and eliminate any unnecessary steps while turning and throwing the ball . Set Up One player

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