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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muscle drill for softball pitching

Muscle Drill

Purpose Helps pitcher develop a strong wrist snap. Drill Setup Pitcher stands with a ball and glove. How it Works Pitcher starts with arm up in the air forming a 90 degree angle,

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Critique The Pitch Softball Pitching Drill

Critique The Pitch Drill

Purpose Helps pitcher correct flaws in delivery. Drill Setup Pitcher stands on the rubber. Catcher is behind home plate. (35-40 feet away) How it Works Pitcher goes through normal motion and throws the

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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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Towel Bat Drill

Purpose Increase bat speed through underloaded training. This also makes a great warm-up drill. Set Up Take an old or cracked bat. Saw it off just above the trademark and attach a

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Tennis Ball Catch

Purpose Develops quickness and agility out of the batter’s box Set Up You can run this drill in the infield, or set up a home plate and first base in the outfield

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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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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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long distance drive softball pitching drill

Long Distance Drive

Purpose Pitchers practice taking a good long stride toward home. Drill Setup Pitcher stands four or five big steps behind the pitching rubber. (45-50 feet) Catcher is behind home plate. How it Works

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One Knee Fielding Drill

Purpose This drill helps the player work on establishing a good base and fielding the ball out in front. Set Up Players line up in outfield. Instructions Coach slowly rolls the ball to

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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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Dive Drill

Purpose To practice using a dive to catch fly balls or field grounders. Set Up In the outfield grass, have a fielder kneel about 15 feet away from the coach. Fielder has

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half circle softball pitching drill

Half Circle Drill

Purpose Pitcher stands anywhere on the field with a ball and glove. Drill Setup Teaches pitcher to keep her arm in front of her so she doesn't hurt her shoulder when she

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walk through softball pitching drill

Walk Through Drill

Purpose Pitchers work on both mechanics and developing strength Drill Setup Pitcher at regular pitching distance (35-40 feet) holding a weighted ball. Catcher is in stance or sitting on bucket. How it Works

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Full Motion Softball Pitching Drill

Full Motion Drill

Purpose Pitcher practices her full throwing motion. Drill Setup Pitcher stands in front of the wall (or net or fence or catcher). How it Works Pitcher shows four dots (shoulder, shoulder, hip, hip)

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Pivot Hip Softball Hitting Drill

Pivot Hip Drill

Purpose Teaches younger players how to use the lower half of their body during their swing. Drill Setup Player stands at an angle to net. Coach kneels on opposite side of net.

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Hit Stick Softball Hitting Drill

The Hit Stick Drill

Purpose Teaches batter to hit balls in various strike zone locations with good fundamentals. Drill Setup Batter gets in normal stance. Coach stands to side holding the hit stick. You can purchase

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Full Circle Softball Pitching Drill

Full Circle Drill

Purpose Teaches pitcher to complete a full arm circle when pitching. Drill Setup Pitcher stands with a ball and glove. How it Works Pitcher starts with arm down, wrist cocked, fingers pointed toward

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