Practice and Drills
  • Dive Drill

    Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:30:23 +0000

    Purpose To practice using a dive to catch fly balls or field grounders. Set Up In the outfield grass, have a fielder kneel about 15 feet away from the coach. Fielder has glove, coach has bucket of balls. Instructions Coach begins the drill by quick flipping a ball just outside the extended reach of the […]

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  • Critique The Pitch Drill

    Fri, 17 Jul 2020 15:32:19 +0000

    Purpose Helps pitcher correct flaws in delivery. Drill Setup Pitcher stands on the rubber. Catcher is behind home plate. (35-40 feet away) How it Works Pitcher goes through normal motion and throws the ball to the catcher. Coach critiques the motion and offers tips to correct any problems. Complete 2 sets of 10-15 pitches. Coaching […]

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  • Muscle Drill

    Sun, 12 Jul 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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  • Full Swing with Weighted Ball

    Mon, 06 Jul 2020 03:29:20 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers develop forearm and wrist strength. They also improve timing of lower body and upper body. Drill Setup Pitchers stand at three-quarters of regular pitching distance (25-30 feet) holding a weighted ball. Catcher is standing up. How it Works Pitchers now take their full pitching wind-up and throw the weighted ball to the catcher. […]

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  • Half Circle Drill

    Fri, 26 Jun 2020 04:34:09 +0000

    Purpose Pitcher stands anywhere on the field with a ball and glove. Drill Setup Teaches pitcher to keep her arm in front of her so she doesn’t hurt her shoulder when she throws. How it Works Pitcher starts with arm up in the air at 12 o’clock. Ball should be toward the front of the […]

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  • Knee Up Drill

    Thu, 18 Jun 2020 04:50:18 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers work from the knee up position on driving and pivoting. Also, helps develop good balance. Drill Setup Pitcher stands on the mound (3540 feet away) with a ball. Catcher is behind home plate. How it Works Pitcher raises her stride knee up and holds it there for a second before going through the […]

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  • Long Distance Drive

    Thu, 11 Jun 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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  • Shoestring Catch

    Sun, 07 Jun 2020 14:22:41 +0000

    Purpose Outfielders work on making the shoestring catch on balls hit in front of them. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach throws a ball in front of the outfielder. Outfielder charges in and tries to make the shoestring catch. Once she catches the […]

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  • The Slice Drill

    Wed, 27 May 2020 18:02:06 +0000

    Purpose Outfielders work on fielding a ball that is slicing away from them. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach throws a ball away from the outfielder. If the outfielder is in right field the ball is thrown toward the right field foul line […]

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  • Walk Through Drill

    Mon, 18 May 2020 18:17:08 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers work on both mechanics and developing strength Drill Setup Pitcher at regular pitching distance (35-40 feet) holding a weighted ball. Catcher is in stance or sitting on bucket. How it Works Progression 1 – Player hops over the cone leading with the throwing side foot (right foot Pitcher starts behind the rubber and […]

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