This drill helps fielders quickly locate a fly ball ball in the air and get a good jump on it. It also stresses good communication among the outfielders.
This drill teaches batter to take a full swing and follow through without slowing down at the point of contact.
This drill teaches the batter to swing forward and down and then along the same plane as the softball. Batters with the bad habit of dropping their back side and swinging with an uppercut should find themselves hitting the tee frequently until they fix the problem.
In this drill, the pitcher focuses on developing arm speed and endurance, as they throw as many pitches as they can in three one-minute intervals.
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 as possible.
This drill reminds the batter to keep her load short and hands in the hitting position when loading.
Here's a great drill that helps pitchers develop power by removing the stride. This drill could be run all the way into centerfield depending on the age and ability of the 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 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
Try these two youth softball practice drills to help you assess your players skills at the start of the season and then to help them with their fielding and throwing
This is one of my favorites for youth softball coaching and I don’t see other teams doing in our league. It is a simple baserunning drill that I call “Running