Practice and Drills
  • One Knee Soft Toss Drill

    Mon, 20 May 2019 18:47:27 +0000

    Purpose Isolates upper body mechanics so hitters can work on the proper bat path 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 and toss to each other. The tosser kneels at a 45 angle from the […]

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  • Blind Tee Drill

    Mon, 20 May 2019 14:41:42 +0000

    Purpose To help hitters visualize the contact points for pitches in various locations Set Up Set up three batting tees at the plate – One directly over the plate. One off the front inside corner. And one off the back outside corner. The batter sets up in her normal stance Instructions Once the hitter is […]

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  • Fence Fly

    Tue, 07 May 2019 16:44:44 +0000

    Purpose To practice catching balls near stationary objects such as fences or dugouts Set Up Players form a single file line in foul territory 10 feet from a fence with their gloves on as shown. Coach has a bucket of balls and stands about 30 feet in front of line. Instructions Coach begins the drill […]

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  • Tennis Ball Catch

    Thu, 02 May 2019 13:41:35 +0000

    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 the appropriate distance apart. Place an empty tee on home plate. Players line up at home plate. Coach stands 10 feet up the […]

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  • Swing and Sprint

    Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:10:50 +0000

    Purpose Helps players learn to get out of the box quickly, emphasizing the acceleration phase of the sprint to first Set Up You can run this drill in the infield, or set up a home plate and first base in the outfield the appropriate distance apart. Players line up at home plate with a bat […]

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  • Rapid Fire Soft Toss

    Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:23:38 +0000

    Purpose To improve bat speed, hand-eye coordination and reaction time. Set Up For younger teams, assign a coach or parent to each player, who will act as the tosser. Older players can partner up and toss to each other. The tosser kneels at a 45 degree angle and 8-10 feet from the hitter, holding one […]

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  • Learn To Slide

    Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:15:16 +0000

    Purpose Teaches players how to execute a safe bent-leg slide with proper technique, starting with the basics. Set Up You can do this drill in the infield or set up in any grassy area. Instructions Start by having all players sit on the ground and extend one leg out while tucking bottom leg under their […]

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  • Softball Golf

    Tue, 02 Apr 2019 16:37:44 +0000

    Purpose To help improve throwing strength Set Up Group your players into pairs based on similar throwing/catching abilities. All players should have a glove, and one player in the pair should have a ball. Make two lines, with pairs facing each other about 15 feet apart (the distance can be adjusted based on age/ability of […]

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  • ?Coach Knockout? Hitting Drill

    Tue, 26 Mar 2019 03:57:13 +0000

    Purpose A fun drill for younger kids. helps them drive the ball hard up the middle Set Up Coach puts on full protective catcher gear and sits on a chair 15-20 feet from home plate. She has a bucket of soft sponge balls. The hitter sets up at the plate in her normal batting stance. […]

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  • Trash Can Relay

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:03:15 +0000

    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 center and another team in left center. One player from each team should take a position in the infield (as shown). Place a […]

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