Category Archives: Softball Drills

Softball drills can be fit into 3 primary categories: hitting (including base-running), defensive (including fielding), and pitching. The mark of an effective softball coach is to look hard at the needs of your team and choose the softball drills that will improve their strengths and shore up their weaknesses.

Simplifying Softball – How To Break Down Pitching Fundamentals

For many pitchers, the last part is often the toughest to master. Remembering proper wind up technique, how to finish off the pitch properly, and every other little technique they’ve been practicing all together while they execute the stride? It can be a little bit overwhelming. That’s why I love the Flamingo drill. It’s fun,…

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3 Fantastic Catcher Drills for Softball!

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Even for the fan that walks up and watches a fast pitch softball game for the very first time, it’s easy to see how important the catcher is. What seems like a very simplistic position is, in fact, very complex. But very few people understand the complex training that it takes to develop a great…

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Softball Hitting & Shadow Bunting

SHADOW BUNTING SOFTBALL HITTING

Shadow Bunting: What Is It? Shadow bunting refers to having a backup hitter doing what the on-deck hitter is doing. If you have a lot of kids that you are trying to work on bunting with, you can have your hitter shadowing your on-deck hitter and you can have a second on-deck person shadow bunting…

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Alternate Ways To Teach The Change-Up Pitch to Young Players

CHANGE UP PITCH ALTERNATIVES

The Change-Up pitch is particularly interesting because it’s almost always the second pitch a pitcher learns, after the basic fastball. And it can be devastating. Because hitting is about timing, and pitching is about upsetting timing. What better way to do that than throw a pitch that looks like it will be fast but comes…

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4 Corner Catch & Throw Drill

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Drill Type: Catch & Throw Drill Purpose This multi-skill defensive drill teaches players many skills within the same drill!  Flat mitts are recommended, but you can do this drill with regular mitts as well. Set Up Set up 4 players roughly 20′ apart from each other in shape of a square (they are the corners).…

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