open door softball pitching drill

Open Door Drill

Purpose Pitcher works on bring hip forward and "slamming the door." Drill Setup Pitcher stands in front of wall (or net or fence or catcher). How it Works Pitcher gets in open door

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Fence Softball Fielding Drill

The Fence Drill

Purpose Outfielders work on playing the ball at the fence. Drill Setup Outfielder sets up 5-10 yards from a fence or wall. If you don't' have access to a fence, place a

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Walk Through From Distance Softball Pitching Drill

Walk Through From Distance

Purpose Helps pitchers develop arm and leg strength for greater velocity on pitches. Drill Setup Pitcher stands roughly double the regular pitching distance away from the Catcher (70-80 feet) How it Works Pitcher

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Cutoff Drill

Purpose This drill covers the proper footwork and body rotation needed to perform a fast cutoff and eliminate any unnecessary steps while turning and throwing the ball . Set Up One player

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Bunt and Run

Purpose Helps players learn to bunt for base hits. Set Up You can do this drill in the infield or with any open space in the outfield. Set up a small diamond

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Score From Second Softball Baserunning Drill

Score From Second

Purpose Teaches players how to score from second on a base hit. Set Up Set up three outfielders in their positions, and a catcher at home. The remaining players line up behind

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Pick From The Helmet Softball Infield Drill

Pick From The Helmet

Purpose A fun drill that trains your players how to execute offensive strategies in game-like conditions. Set Up Split your players into three even teams. Two teams fill out the defensive positions

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Pivot and Throw Softball Infielder Drill

Pivot and Throw

Purpose To practice executing a quick pivot in both directions after fielding the ball. Set Up Line up 4 balls in a straight line, leaving 5 feet of space between each ball.

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Double Tee Drill

Purpose To help hitters hit the ball with a level swing, and avoid looping or uppercutting. Set Up Set up two batting tees at the plate as shown in the illustration. One

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Reverse Recovery Drill

Purpose To practice recovering the ball in back of the body after an error or bad bounce. Set Up Divide team into pairs, players line up across from each other forming two

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Grounder Goalie

Purpose To help players learn to stop a ground ball and keep the ball in front of them. Set Up Create a “goal” with two cones spaced out about 10 feet apart

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4-Point Game

Purpose Works on reaching base and advancing runners in a fun, game-like environment Set Up Split your players into three even teams of roughly 4-5 players each. Each team should have a

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High Low Toss Drill

Purpose Improves vision, bat speed and timing Set Up For younger teams, assign a coach or parent helper to each player, who will act as the tosser. Older players can partner up

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Three Line Sliding

Purpose Teaches players how to slide with proper technique, both back to the base and advancing to the next base Set Up You can do this drill in the infield or set

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Tee Derby

Purpose Helps kids understand the importance of the weight shift when generating power. Set Up Set up the tee at home plate or any open space in the outfield. One player is

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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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Line Drive Contest

Purpose Helps train players to swing with a line drive swing path.   Adds some fun and intensity to your practices. Set Up Divide your players up into three teams.   One

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