shoestring catch softball fielding drill

Shoestring Catch

Purpose Outfielders work on making the shoestring catch on balls hit in front of them. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach

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the slice drill softball outfielder drill

The Slice Drill

Purpose Outfielders work on fielding a ball that is slicing away from them. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach throws a

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Blind Pivot Softball Fielding Drill

Blind Pivot Drill

Purpose Outfielders practice taking their eyes off the ball and switching their view to the opposite shoulder. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it

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Line Drive Softball Fielding Drill

Line Drive Drill

Purpose Outfielders work on catching the line drive and then transferring their weight toward the target. Drill Setup Player and coach line up 5 to 10 yards apart. How it Works Coach says,

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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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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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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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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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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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Reverse Recovery Drill

Purpose To practice recovering the ball in back of the body after an error or bad bounce. Set Up Divide team into pairs, players line up across from each other forming two

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Grounder Goalie

Purpose To help players learn to stop a ground ball and keep the ball in front of them. Set Up Create a “goal” with two cones spaced out about 10 feet apart

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Backhand Drill

Purpose To practice fielding the ball with a backhanded catch. (Note: a backhand catch is when a player has to cross their body with the glove hand in order to catch

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Reaction Drill

Purpose To improve a player reaction time when fielding. Set Up Make a square with 4 cones spread about 15 feet apart from each other. Coach stands in the middle with 4

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Four Square

Purpose To practice fielding ground balls in a fun, competitive way. Set Up Divide team into groups of four. Make a square shape with each foursome. One player should be at each

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Short Hop Showdown

Purpose To practice proper fielding technique for short hops. Set Up Divide team into pairs, players line up across from each other forming two lines about 15 ft apart. Everyone kneels on

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