Purpose This drill helps fielders quickly locate a fly ball ball in the air and get a good jump on it. Stresses good communication among the outfielders. Set Up Player and coach
Purpose This drill teaches batter to take a full swing and follow through without slowing down at the point of contact. Set Up Batters can be set up anywhere on the field.
Purpose This drill teaches the batter to swing forward and down and then along the same plane as the softball. Set Up Batter stands at tee in normal batting stance. A
Purpose In this drill, the pitcher focuses on develops=ing arm speed and endurance. Set Up Pitcher stands on the mound (35-40 feet away). A coach or player stands nearby with a bucket
Purpose This drill works on improving a player's foot quickness when a ball is hit behind him. Focus on avoiding unnecessary steps in order to reach the ball as quickly
Purpose This drill reminds the batter to keep her load short and hands in the hitting position when loading. Set Up Player stands at home plate or another area on the field. Coach
gPurpose This drill helps pitchers develop power by removing the stride Set Up Pitcher stands on the mound (35-40 feet away) or just behind it to start. Catcher is behind home plate. Instructions Pitcher
[youtube width="480" height="360"]http://youtu.be/8u6j5JeFNu8[/youtube] There are only two times when the fence comes into play, it either goes deep enough, or wide enough. Having players that can calmly and coolly venture into
Today, we're going to take a look at a cool throwing drill that's designed specifically for youth softball players. I like this drill because it explains throwing mechanics using a concept
Last year I decided to do a drill with my 7 — 9 yr olds who had a hard time catching the ball properly. Using this technique my players really
Here are a couple of drills that we like to do in practice. The first one is a timed drill that works on throwing and sprinting to the base.
There is a time to have some fun and still learn or polish some skills. I like to use the end of practice for a fun game that can create
This youth softball drill is for outfield throwing to home. The goal is to teach the kids not to rainbow the ball to home, to throw at cutoff’s head at
Here's a great video clip from 11-time NCAA champion Sue Enquist. She explains her approach for teaching the "Swing" phase of hitting mechanics - something she calls "Phase 3." Check
Here are the summarized steps I go through with teaching my T-ball kids who are just getting started on the fundamentals of throwing. Give these a try with your
I have a hard time getting my little ones to run the bases correctly. This seems like something elementary and every softball player should know but it was really