Alternate Ways To Teach The Change-Up Pitch to Young Players

CHANGE UP PITCH ALTERNATIVES

The Change-Up pitch is particularly interesting because it’s almost always the second pitch a pitcher learns, after the basic fastball. And it can be devastating. Because hitting is about timing, and pitching is about upsetting timing. What better way to do that than throw a pitch that looks like it will be fast but comes…

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8 Hitting Station Ideas For Your Next Softball Practice!

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Hitting Stations allow you to maximize the number of players you can have working on their hitting at the same time. Plus, by working at hitting stations, you can focus on hitting in a more compact way while you emphasize certain aspects, such as skills that improve a hitters vision, hitting power, or specific techniques.…

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4 Corner Catch & Throw Drill

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Drill Type: Catch & Throw Drill Purpose This multi-skill defensive drill teaches players many skills within the same drill!  Flat mitts are recommended, but you can do this drill with regular mitts as well. Set Up Set up 4 players roughly 20′ apart from each other in shape of a square (they are the corners).…

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Softball Pitching and the Power Driving Drill

softball pitching power driving drill

Softball Pitching and the Power Driving Drill In this power pitching drill, we are working on bringing the front leg up high, and then dragging the back leg up into a tuck, moving up and over the cone, staying sideways. The focus of this drill is to work on a good drag. You can bring…

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Softball Speed Drills: The Explosive Power Pack

SPEED DRILLS EXPLOSIVE POWER PACK

  Straight-ahead speed. Quickness. Agility. Balance. These are all skills that you need to be able to play better softball. If we can make better athletes, we can make better softball players. Softball Speed Drills: The Explosive Power Pack Softball is a game of pure acceleration. We’ve put together a list of some of our…

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