Jerrod and Steve came up with some great suggestions covering [tag]free girls softball fastpitch drills[/tag]. Keep ‘em coming!
Bounce Drill – My players and I believe in this [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag].
We use dimpled machine balls because they are easy to bounce. The purpose of this drill is to make sure the [tag]hitter[/tag] is balanced at the plate. The bouncer is about 30 feet from the hitter behind an L-screen. We attempt to bounce the ball towards the middle/away part of the plate. The hitter is instructed to [tag]hit[/tag] the ball middle/away. Great drill for off-speed pitches.
Soft Toss drill to develop timing, weight transfer, hands back and hitting off back foot. Seems like a lot but the drill is simple and will have immediate results.
Assuming grip is correct and stance is solid have hitter pick up lead foot and balance on back foot. [tag]Coach[/tag] will present ball high and drop it low to [tag]toss[/tag]. At the bottom of the toss hitter takes stride keeping weight back and head from moving. Swing away!
Even beginning hitters will get immediate feedback.