This is a great conditioning drill towork on your player’s full range of motion.

Carioca Softball Practice Drill


  1. Take the behind step, lift, and rotate.
  2. Your players should focus on controlling the feet by rotating the hip and the knee across the body. This will give great body control, balance, and agility.
  3. Work this drill for ten yards.
  4. Down and back is one repetition—do three sets of three to five repetitions.

Coaching Tips

Here are some tips for your players to remember during this drill:

  • Stay on the front part of the foot
  • Bounce as you go
  • Don’t bend over at the waist
  • Stabilize that core
  • Keep the head up

Be sure to tell your players to start out slow to ensure that they’re getting the full range of motion.