Category Archives: Softball Hitting Drills

When running softball hitting drills, remember to focus on 6 primary areas: bat selection, grip, batting stance, bat position, trigger, and the swing. This softball hitting drills section contains detailed tips and strategies to improve your team’s hitting.

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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“Half Rubber” Curve Ball Hitting Drill

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Purpose: This hitting drill teaches batters to hang in and go with the pitch, as well as how to hit a Curve Ball. (Young players are not as intimidated with a rubber ball.) Photo credit: halfrubber.com Set Up: The ball is half of a rubber ball, and your bat is the size of a broom…

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3 Creative Softball Hitting Drills (Using a tire, string & block of wood!)

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In today’s video blog post, we are sharing 3 creative softball hitting drills that you can include in your next softball practice.  All you need is a tire, a string and a block of wood! The Tire Drill for Softball Hitting The Tire Drill is a softball hitting drill for strength, but it also develops…

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2 Awesome Hitting Drills to Find Your Strike Zone!

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As a good coach, you want to include a mix of linear and rotational hitting drills and styles in your practice plan, so your hitters can benefit from an understanding of not just the strike zone but the zones within the strike zone where they can be most effective.One excellent way of doing this easily…

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Softball Hitting Errors: How To Fix The Collapsing Front Leg

SOFTBALL HITTING COLLAPSING LEG

The Collapsing Front Leg upon stride phase is another common softball hitting problem that you see in many players.  If not addressed early, it can continue to be a problem as the player advances in levels. A collapsing front leg occurs when the batter, upon stride phase, collapses that front leg, placing all of her…

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