Prevents batter from stepping out during her swing.

Drill Setup

  • Batter stands in normal batting stance.
  • Place a bat parachute or towel or something else soft where the batter is stepping out.

Step Drill Softball Hitting Drill

How it Works

  1. Batter gets into normal stance.
  2. Bat parachute or towel or other item is placed on the ground where step out occurs.
  3. Batting practice is thrown – either by coach or pitching machine.
  4. Batter knows by feel and coach by sight if batter steps out during swing.

Coaching Tips

  • In this drill, it’s better to use something soft like a bat parachute or towel instead of something hard and potentially dangerous like a bucket or a ladder. You just want the batter to be aware of what they are doing.
  • Batter should be taking a nice, small stride right toward the pitcher.