Practice and Drills
  • Half Swing with Weighted Ball

    Wed, 11 Nov 2020 16:56:33 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers develop forearm and wrist strength. They also improve timing of lower body and upper body. Drill Setup Pitchers stand about halfway from normal pitching distance (15-20 feet) holding a weighted ball. Catcher is standing up. How it Works Pitcher makes a half-swing, bringing the pitching arm to 11 o’clock (without the full windup). […]

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  • Half Field Game (Left Side)

    Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:57:56 +0000

    Purpose This game uses only the left side of the field (from the second baseman?s fielding position to the left field foul line) to set up specific baserunning and fielding situations for your team to practice. Set Up Divide your team into three groups . Team 1 includes the catcher, fungo hitter and third baseman. […]

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  • Long Distance Drive

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:50:54 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers practice taking a good long stride toward home. Drill Setup Pitcher stands four or five big steps behind the pitching rubber. (45-50 feet) Catcher is behind home plate. How it Works Pitcher stands with hips open. She shifts weight onto her back leg and brings her front knee up into the air. She […]

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  • Muscle Drill

    Mon, 12 Oct 2020 16:41:19 +0000

    Purpose Helps pitcher develop a strong wrist snap. Drill Setup Pitcher stands with a ball and glove. How it Works Pitcher starts with arm up in the air forming a 90 degree angle, like she is flexing her biceps muscle. Wrist is cocked so ball is pointed toward the sky. She then drops her arm […]

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  • Blind Tee Drill

    Fri, 02 Oct 2020 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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  • Flat Bat Drill

    Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:33:10 +0000

    Purpose Teaches player to hit through the baseball. Drill Setup Place a tee in front of a net. Take a bat and shave it down on two sides to create flat surfaces. Then wrap tape around the barrel to prevent it from splintering. How it Works Place ball on tee. Take a swing and attempt […]

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  • One Knee Fielding Drill

    Tue, 08 Sep 2020 15:43:58 +0000

    Purpose This drill helps the player work on establishing a good base and fielding the ball out in front. Set Up Players line up in outfield. Instructions Coach slowly rolls the ball to a player, who goes down on one knee and catches it. Player should have glove side knee up and throwing side knee […]

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  • Three Line Sliding

    Sat, 22 Aug 2020 02:44:45 +0000

    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 up four bases in any grassy area. Instructions The first player at each base starts with a foot on the bag. Coach calls […]

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  • Four Square

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:33:29 +0000

    Purpose To practice fielding ground balls in a fun, competitive way. Set Up Divide team into groups of four. Make a square shape with each foursome. One player should be at each corner of the square with about 50 feet separating each player. One player in each foursome should have a ball. No gloves are […]

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  • Progressive Tag Up

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 13:00:19 +0000

    Purpose Teaches players when and how to tag up on fly balls. Set Up You can run this drill in the infield, or just set up four bases in the outfield the appropriate distance apart. Set up three outfielders, and a line of baserunners at first base. Coach stands at home plate with a bat […]

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