Pam sent this one to me last week. A great example of tips for coaching “[tag]how to softball[/tag]” skills that don’t require a coaching PhD to figure out.
This is a [tag]sliding[/tag] mechanic [tag]drill[/tag] that can be added to the other “feels like” mechanics, but seems to be somewhat more simple to do on the floor of a gym. This seems to be especially easy for older [tag]softball[/tag] players (girls that are fearful), coaches in training, and demonstrators that may be uneasy about performing the bent knee slide on a gym floor. It provides the feeling of what sliding feels like for those that are fearful of it in the first place.
1) to be done in sock feet.
2) start in the push-up position.
3) bring both feet forward through arms
4) bend one knee up in the process, so side of foot is under the other knee.
5) when your “bottom” is through arms lie down while bringing arms up towards head
This is a great [tag]indoor drill[/tag] for those early spring practices when weather forces us inside.