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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sit and throw softball fielding drill

Sit and Throw Drill

Purpose To warm-up the wrists and arms and practice proper rotation on the ball. Set Up Arrange players into pairs based on their abilities. Players should sit crosslegged about 8-10 feet from

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Footwork Tennis

Purpose To practice & improve fielding footwork (crossover, drop step). Set Up Set up a “tennis court” on the field using cones as markers. The ”court” should be a rectangle 30 ft

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GOOOOOAL!

Purpose A fun, competitive game that practices throwing and fielding Set Up Using cones, set up a small soccer field with a midline across the center. Create a goal on each side

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Fence Fly

Purpose To practice catching balls near stationary objects such as fences or dugouts Set Up Players form a single file line in foul territory 10 feet from a fence with their gloves

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Trash Can Relay

Purpose To help improve throwing accuracy and ability to get a ball from outfield to the infield. Set Up Divide players into two teams. Position one team in a line in right

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Ground Ball Face Off

Purpose To prepare players to field ground balls and immediately follow with a quick throw. Set Up Divide team into two single file lines that are facing each other about 20-30 feet

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Forehand with Long Throw Drill

Purpose Teaches players the importance of visualization when it comes to hitting. Set Up Player lines up in ready position at short stop or third base Instructions Coach rolls the ball to the

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Bobble Ball Drill

Purpose This drill teaches players to pick the ball up with the bare hand, which will save 1-2 seconds on the player’s throw. Set Up Player lines up in outfield. Instructions Coach throws

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Charge Ball Drill

Purpose This drill simulates a play when the game is on the line. There is no time to catch the ball two-handed. Player must field the ball onehanded to the side of

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Ground Ball Series

Purpose Works on fielding and fielding mechanics. Set Up You can put players at their regular positions or you can use two lines. One line would be for corner fielders and pitchers,

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Relay Drill for Fielding

Purpose Outfielders practice throwing to the relay person after a ball gets past them. Set Up Outfielder lines up about 5 yards from the outfield fence. A coach stands on the edge

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Blind Drill for Fielding

Purpose This drill helps fielders quickly locate a fly ball ball in the air and get a good jump on it. Stresses good communication among the outfielders. Set Up Player and coach

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