Practice and Drills
  • Arm Speed Drill

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:43:14 +0000

    Purpose Helps pitchers develop power and velocity Set Up Pitcher stands on the mound (35-40 feet away). A coach or player stands beside the pitcher to feed her the balls. Catcher is behind home plate. Instructions Pitcher alternates throwing a regular softball and a weighted ball. She can alternate every pitch or throw two regular […]

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  • Big League Baserunning

    Mon, 10 Sep 2018 19:47:48 +0000

    Purpose Practice basic baserunning, stealing, tag-ups and other baserunning strategies Set Up Players line up along the backstop behind home plate. The first player in line steps into the batters box Instructions On the coach?s signal, the player pretends to swing, then runs full speed from home plate to first base. Run through the base, […]

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  • Tee Power Swing Drill

    Wed, 05 Sep 2018 21:31:57 +0000

    Purpose Improving ability to drive the ball with power Drill Setup Setup as many tees as you can, trying to limit 2-3 players per tee Each player grabs a bat and a helmet Grab a bucket of balls for each tee How it Works Players take turns one at a time stepping up to bat […]

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  • Force Out Drill

    Tue, 28 Aug 2018 04:06:26 +0000

      Purpose Getting the runner header from first to second out Drill Setup Split players into 3 lines, 1 line at shortstop, 1 line at 2nd, and a 3rd line of runners at 1st base How it Works Drill starts with coach hitting a ground ball to either fielder. The runner takes off for 2nd […]

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  • Knee Drill for Pitching

    Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:45:24 +0000

    Purpose Teaches pitcher to stay in balance while executing the windmill arm motion. Set Up Pitcher gets on knees in front of a wall, fence, net or catcher. Coach stands nearby. Instructions 1. Pitcher, who is on her knees, starts in the open door position with a cocked wrist. 2.  She swings back, then does […]

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  • Backing Up Bases

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:22:25 +0000

    Purpose To teach players how to back up and cover infield throws Drill Setup Divide players into 3 groups, with each group forming a line in the outfield – left, center, and right field Coach is at home base with a bucket of balls How it Works First player in each line steps up in […]

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  • Soft Toss Hitting Drill

    Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:23:18 +0000

    Purpose To work on swing mechanics in a controlled environment Drill Setup Hitter steps into batter’s box with bat Coach kneels off to the side with a bucket of balls, about 10-12 feet in front of the batter at an angle 2-3 Fielders spread out and another player to catch the balls for the coach […]

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  • Whiffle Golf Ball Hitting Drill

    Wed, 01 Aug 2018 13:28:34 +0000

    Purpose Hitter works on keeping the head still when swinging and watching the ball all the way in. Set Up Batter gets into stance. Coach stands 10-15 feet away. Instructions Coach throws plastic golf ball to batter who tries to hit it. Coaching Tips Look for nice load back, smooth, level swing and a still […]

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  • Relay Drill for Fielding

    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:55:54 +0000

    Purpose Outfielders practice throwing to the relay person after a ball gets past them. Set Up Outfielder lines up about 5 yards from the outfield fence. A coach stands on the edge of the infield. An additional player stands in the infield, roughly 30-40 yards from the outfielder. Instructions Coach rolls the ball past the […]

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  • Overrun, Round or Go Drill

    Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:28:42 +0000

      Purpose To improve a player’s baserunning and work on reading the 1st base coach Drill Setup Players form a line at home plate Coach stands in 1st base coach’s box How it Works First player in line takes off for 1st base on Coach’s command As player closes in coach will shout either Overrun, […]

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