Practice and Drills
  • Foot Placement Drill for Pitching

    Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:24:19 +0000

    Purpose Pitcher practices throwing from the mound, focusing on her footwork. Set Up Pitcher stands on the rubber. Catcher is behind home plate. (35-40 feet away) Instructions Pitcher goes through motion and throws the ball to the catcher. Catcher throws it back and pitcher repeats – going through her motion and throwing the ball to […]

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  • Collapse Drill for Team Defense

    Fri, 06 Jul 2018 16:33:28 +0000

    Purpose The purpose of this drill is to make sure players are backing up bases correctly, especially outfielders. Set Up Have players take their positions on the field, including pitcher and catcher. Coach is at-bat. Instructions Coach announces a situation and hits the ball to an infielder who then on purpose makes either a fielding […]

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  • Blind Drill for Fielding

    Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:32:58 +0000

    Purpose This drill helps fielders quickly locate a fly ball ball in the air and get a good jump on it. Stresses good communication among the outfielders. Set Up Player and coach stand roughly 20 yards apart in an open space. The player has her back to the coach. Instructions Coach says, “Go” and tosses […]

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  • Parachute Hitting Drill

    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:27:24 +0000

    Purpose This drill teaches batter to take a full swing and follow through without slowing down at the point of contact. Set Up Batters can be set up anywhere on the field.  Multiples batters can perform this drill at once! Instructions 1. A bat parachute or another device, like a donut or heavy wrap is […]

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  • Rapid Fire Pitching Drill

    Sat, 16 Jun 2018 05:58:13 +0000

    Purpose In this drill, the pitcher works on arm speed and arm conditioning. 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 Pitcher walks through her delivery and throws the ball to the catcher. […]

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  • Barehand Drill with Softieballs

    Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:25:14 +0000

    Purpose Outfielder works on seeing the ball into her glove (or glove hand in this case). Set Up Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. Instructions Coach throws a ball past the outfielder who must turn and run to catch it. Outfielder catches the ball barehanded with their glove hand […]

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  • Run Through The Catch Fielding Drill

    Tue, 29 May 2018 13:23:34 +0000

    Purpose Outfielders learn to run through the catch to properly transfer to the throw. Set Up Set two cones approximately 3 yards apart, and a target 15-20 yards away. Coach and player stand behind the first cone. Instructions Player lines up at front cone. Coach stands next to player with a softball in her hand. […]

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  • 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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