Practice and Drills
  • 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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  • Stance with Glove Out Front

    Sat, 29 Dec 2018 00:52:20 +0000

    Purpose This drill helps the player work on establishing a good base and fielding the ball out in front. Set Up Drill can be done anywhere on field. Coach places cones inside the defensive players feet and at tip of triangle. Instructions First, players get in proper defensive position and coach places cones on inside […]

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  • Wrist Snap and Swing Drill

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:32:20 +0000

    Purpose Build strength and fast twitch response in forearms and wrists Set Up Player can stand anywhere on the field with a weighted bat. Instructions Hold bat straight up out in front of the body, hands should be about chest high, bat should be aligned with nose. Swing the bat through the hitting zone by […]

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  • Charge Ball Drill

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:55:01 +0000

    Purpose This drill simulates a play when the game is on the line. There is no time to catch the ball two-handed. Player must field the ball onehanded to the side of her body and come up throwing immediately. Speed is imperative in this drill. Set Up Player lines up in outfield. Instructions Coach throws […]

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  • Back Side Soft Toss

    Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:53:00 +0000

    Purpose Helps player learn to hit the breaking ball by forcing her to keep her front side in Set Up Player stands at plate or in front of net. Coach stands in front of the player but to her back side. Instructions Player gets into stance and coach tosses the ball across the plate. Hitter […]

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  • Ground Ball Series

    Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:45:38 +0000

    Purpose Works on fielding and fielding mechanics. Set Up You can put players at their regular positions or you can use two lines. One line would be for corner fielders and pitchers, the other line for the middle fielders. Drill uses a smaller 11-inch softball. Players wear a smaller training glove (10-1/4 to 10-3/4 inches). […]

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  • Smooth Motion Pitching Drill

    Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:50:58 +0000

    Purpose Helps prevent pitcher from pausing at the top of her delivery Set Up Pitcher stands anywhere on the field. Instructions 1. Pitcher takes off glove and holds it with pitching hand. 2. Pitcher swings the glove around fast in a circle. Pause and re-set. 3. Complete 2 sets of 10-15 windmills   Coaching Tips […]

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  • Heavy Bat Rotations

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:17:42 +0000

    Purpose Build hitting strength in the forearms and wrists Set Up Player can stand anywhere on the field with a weighted bat. Instructions  Player holds bat straight out in front with the bat head pointing straight ahead Rotate the bat head around in small circles Increase the size of the circle with each repetition Do […]

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