Practice and Drills
  • Flat Bat Drill

    Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:33:10 +0000

    Purpose Teaches player to hit through the baseball. Drill Setup Place a tee in front of a net. Take a bat and shave it down on two sides to create flat surfaces. Then wrap tape around the barrel to prevent it from splintering. How it Works Place ball on tee. Take a swing and attempt […]

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  • Top 5 At-Home Softball Drills

    Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:50:29 +0000

    Looking for at-home softball drills? Here are our top 5,  with a focus on hitting and fielding fundamentals. Each one can be done in your back yard or even indoors, solo or with a partner For a complete workout, perform three sets of each drill for 30 seconds each – 15 sets in total. Start […]

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  • Step Drill

    Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:15:06 +0000

    Purpose Prevents batter from stepping out during her swing. Drill Setup Batter stands in normal batting stance. Place a bat parachute or towel or something else soft where the batter is stepping out. How it Works Batter gets into normal stance. Bat parachute or towel or other item is placed on the ground where step […]

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  • Open Door Drill

    Wed, 04 Mar 2020 20:12:31 +0000

    Purpose Pitcher works on bring hip forward and “slamming the door.” Drill Setup Pitcher stands in front of wall (or net or fence or catcher). How it Works Pitcher gets in open door position. She throws the ball against the wall bringing her hip forward and “slamming the door.” She goes and gets the ball.  […]

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  • The Fence Drill

    Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:42:07 +0000

    Purpose Outfielders work on playing the ball at the fence. Drill Setup Outfielder sets up 5-10 yards from a fence or wall. If you don’t’ have access to a fence, place a row of cones marking the location of the fence for the purpose of this drill. How it Works Coach throws a ball high […]

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  • Walk Through From Distance

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:31:36 +0000

    Purpose Helps pitchers develop arm and leg strength for greater velocity on pitches. Drill Setup Pitcher stands roughly double the regular pitching distance away from the Catcher (70-80 feet) How it Works Pitcher walks through the drill, meaning she takes a step forward toward the catcher and then goes through her pitching motion. Pitcher throws […]

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  • Critique The Pitch Drill

    Mon, 17 Feb 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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  • Drop Step with Ball Fielding Drill

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:26:10 +0000

    Purpose This drill covers the proper mechanics for drop stepping with the ball when fielding. Set Up Outfielder lines up in front of coach. Instructions Coach says ?Ready Position.? Player stands with feet shoulder-width apart, knees bent, rock side to side, elbows are bent, glove is up, eyes looking in at the imaginary batter. Coach […]

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  • Cutoff Drill

    Thu, 30 Jan 2020 19:09:35 +0000

    Purpose This drill covers the proper footwork and body rotation needed to perform a fast cutoff and eliminate any unnecessary steps while turning and throwing the ball . Set Up One player or coach starts with the ball in the outfield. The other player is at one of the infield positions. A teammate or net […]

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  • Bunt and Run

    Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:35:35 +0000

    Purpose Helps players learn to bunt for base hits. Set Up You can do this drill in the infield or with any open space in the outfield. Set up a small diamond with four bases 40-60 feet apart. Have four pitchers in the middle of the diamond. One bunter (with helmet and bat) ? at […]

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