Practice and Drills
  • Swing Over The Tee Hitting Drill

    Wed, 23 May 2018 17:33:49 +0000

    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 ball is NOT placed on the tee. Instructions The batter gets into the normal stance. Batter takes a dry practice swing. She swings down […]

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  • 3 Minute Drill

    Wed, 16 May 2018 09:38:54 +0000

    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 of 20 to 25 softballs. Catcher is behind home plate. Instructions The pitcher quickly throws balls to the catcher in this drill. However, […]

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  • Half Field Game (Right Side)

    Wed, 09 May 2018 22:13:57 +0000

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

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  • 120 Minute High School Softball Practice PLan

    Mon, 07 May 2018 18:24:08 +0000

    Are you coaching kids over 14? Here’s a fun high school softball practice plan that will challenge your players and improve their skills. We’ll start off with a Warmup block, followed by a Stations block. Then finish up with two Game Preparation drills to bring out your team’s competitive juices. Ready to go? Let’s get […]

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  • Short Pop Fielding Drill

    Fri, 04 May 2018 14:04:20 +0000

    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 as possible. Set Up Player and coach stand roughly 5 yards apart in an open space. Instructions The first player in line jogs to a […]

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  • Free Softball Practice Plan

    Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:58:43 +0000

    Even the most experienced coaches can use some help getting organized. That’s why we posted this free softball practice plan. It’s all broken down into three phases. We’ll start with a Warmup block, which focuses on baserunning and throwing. Next, we’ll split the team into two groups and work on some fielding skills. Finally, we’ll […]

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  • Load Hitting Drill

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:43:49 +0000

    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 stands behind player. Instructions Player gets into batting stance. Coach says, “Load.” Player moves body back into load position. Coach has her […]

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  • 90 Minute Youth Softball Practice Plan

    Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:51:33 +0000

    Looking for a youth softball practice plan? You’ve come to the right place! Below, you’ll find a detailed practice template which is designed for 8-12 year olds. We’ll start out with a warmup block to get the girls focused and ready to play. After that, we’ll split the team up into stations and work on […]

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  • Pops Pitching Drill

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:53:25 +0000

    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 winds up and throws the ball to home without taking a step with her front leg. Pitcher throws 5-7 pitches from […]

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  • Effective Hitting Drills That Will Get You Results!

    Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:28:03 +0000

    Today we’re going to talk about some softball drills that focus on hitting; doing these types of drills is the foundation to becoming a better hitter. I want to emphasize two important points when you’re doing hitting drills. One, be patient regarding your rate of success; and two, when you’re doing your drills, make sure […]

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