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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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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Bunt and Run

Purpose Helps players learn to bunt for base hits. Set Up You can do this drill in the infield or with any open space in the outfield. Set up a small diamond

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Score From Second Softball Baserunning Drill

Score From Second

Purpose Teaches players how to score from second on a base hit. Set Up Set up three outfielders in their positions, and a catcher at home. The remaining players line up behind

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Half Field Game Baseball Team Drill

Half Field Game (Left Side)

Purpose This game uses only the left side of the field (from the second baseman’s fielding position to the left field foul line) to set up specific baserunning and fielding situations

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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

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Pick From The Helmet Softball Infield Drill

Pick From The Helmet

Purpose A fun drill that trains your players how to execute offensive strategies in game-like conditions. Set Up Split your players into three even teams. Two teams fill out the defensive positions

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Small Ball Softball Baserunning Drill

Small Ball

Purpose A game-like drill that teaches your players to advance runners and put pressure on the defense. Fielders get opportunities for game situation rep. Set Up Put a full defensive lineup into

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Pivot and Throw Softball Infielder Drill

Pivot and Throw

Purpose To practice executing a quick pivot in both directions after fielding the ball. Set Up Line up 4 balls in a straight line, leaving 5 feet of space between each ball.

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Double Tee Drill

Purpose To help hitters hit the ball with a level swing, and avoid looping or uppercutting. Set Up Set up two batting tees at the plate as shown in the illustration. One

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