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.

“Find The Fence” Softball Fielding Drill

You should ensure that your outfielders are comfortable playing the fence. Maybe they’re playing a foul ball fence, or maybe they’re playing a home run fence. But how do they do that?  In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating a great softball fielding drill to help you work on this important technique. It’s called…

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“Time-Set” Pitching Drill for Inside/Outside Pitches

Just as you don’t want to throw every pitch outside, you don’t want to make every pitch to the inside of the plate either. You need to have a good variety of pitches both inside and outside, and you need to throw both fastballs and off-speed pitches to both corners. For example, pitching inside makes…

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The Walk Through Pitching Drill

This pitching drill is a transition drill, that can be done with either the regular ball or the weighted ball, with the pitcher throwing from a distance that is about ¾ of the length to the plate. The pitcher is only going to throw at about 70-80% at this distance, and focus on working on…

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The Peel Drop Ball Pitching Drill

In today’s video blog post, I am sharing an awesome pitching drill for working on the “Peel Drop Ball” pitch.  The Peel Drop Ball is a very easy transition for a lot of girls because it is very similar to the Fast Ball pitch. The Peel Drop Ball Pitching Drill The grip is the same…

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3 Softball Fielding Drills to Master Lateral Movement!

When working on softball fielding techniques, it’s important to include drills that work on lateral movement and pushing your fielders to the left or right.  This is a great skill buillder because you have to focus on pivoting while fielding, with both the left foot and the right foot forward. This is important because you…

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