Practice and Drills
  • Knee Pinch Drill

    Wed, 13 Mar 2019 17:08:28 +0000

    Purpose Helps prevent overstriding, while improving balance, rhythm and timing Set Up Place a batting tee and a ball directly over the plate. The batter sets up inher normal stance. Coach holds a soccer ball next to the hitter. Instructions The hitter gets into hitting position, then places the soccer ball between her knees, holding […]

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  • Ground Ball Face Off

    Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:59:27 +0000

    Purpose To prepare players to field ground balls and immediately follow with a quick throw. Set Up Divide team into two single file lines that are facing each other about 20-30 feet apart. All players should have a glove. Instructions On the coaches whistle, the player with the ball throws a grounder to the first […]

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  • Forehand with Long Throw Drill

    Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:24:13 +0000

    Purpose Teaches players the importance of visualization when it comes to hitting. Set Up Player lines up in ready position at short stop or third base Instructions Coach rolls the ball to the player?s side so that she must use her forehand to field the ball. She catches the ball and makes the long throw […]

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  • Pitch Circle (Hitting Drill)

    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:04:47 +0000

    Purpose Teaches players the importance of visualization when it comes to hitting. Set Up Players will spread out and form a circle with a coach in the middle. Players will get into their hitting stance, pretending that they have a bat in hand. It?s a good idea to have them wear their helmets as well […]

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  • Underhand Toss Drill

    Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:21:13 +0000

    Purpose Helps batter swing smoothly and drive the ball. Set Up Player stands at plate or in front of net. Coach stands in front of the player and at a 45 degree or greater angle to the player. Instructions Player gets into stance and coach tosses the ball to her to hit. Player takes her […]

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  • Bobble Ball Drill

    Wed, 30 Jan 2019 16:21:19 +0000

    Purpose This drill teaches players to pick the ball up with the bare hand, which will save 1-2 seconds on the player?s throw. Set Up Player lines up in outfield. Instructions Coach throws a ground ball to the player or hits one to her. Player intentionally mishandles or fumbles the ball with her glove so […]

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  • Throwing and Catching with the Glove

    Thu, 24 Jan 2019 13:24:20 +0000

    Purpose This drill is all about exercising the proper fundamentals of throwing and catching with a glove. Set Up Players stand approximately 15-20 feet apart Instructions Players throw the ball back and forth to each other. Players catch the ball in their glove and use proper throwing fundamentals. Coaching Tips Players should be using all […]

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  • Quick Hands Drill

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:25:50 +0000

    Purpose This drill is all about learning to get into the throwing position as quickly as possible. Set Up Players sit on the ground with legs spread open. Instructions Each player bounces the ball in front of them, catches it in their glove and then gets the ball and goes into throwing motion as fast […]

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  • One Hand Hitting Drill

    Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:53:52 +0000

    Purpose This drill helps the player develop a short, quick, compact swing. Set Up Player kneels beside tee in front of net. Instructions 1. Coach places ball on tee and player swings with one hand and hits it. 2. Start with front arm. Then after several hits switch to back arm. 3. After several more […]

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  • One Knee Fielding Drill

    Wed, 02 Jan 2019 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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