Practice and Drills
  • 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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  • Outfield Fundamentals

    Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:24:05 +0000

    Outfield Ready Position Fly Ball Catching & Throwing Technique Ground Ball Fielding Technique

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  • Home to First Base Drill

    Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:30:07 +0000

    Purpose Teaches how to properly approach first base, by running straight through the base and not lunging when they get close. Set Up Players line up along the backstop behind home plate. Instructions  The first player in line steps into the batters box On the coach?s signal, the player pretends to swing, then runs full […]

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  • Perfect Swing Drill

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:23:03 +0000

    Purpose Develops rhythm , timing and visualization skills Set Up Player stands at home plate with a bat. Instructions Player gets in batting stance and attempts to take the perfect swing. He should imagine a pitch coming in and her bat meeting the pitch at the ideal contact point. Take 10 swings Coaching Tips Look […]

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  • Top Hand/Bottom Hand Hitting Drill

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:33:44 +0000

    Purpose Promotes a short, quick swing Set Up Player stands at plate or in front of net. Coach stands in front of the player and at a 45 degree or greater angle to the player. Use a shorter, lighter bat for this drill. Instructions Hitter begins by holding the bat with her bottom hand (front […]

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  • Sideways Drive Pitching Drill

    Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:42:02 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers work on getting their back side driving, their front leg up and getting a long stride. Set Up Pitcher stands at three-quarters of regular pitching distance (25-30 feet). Catcher is in stance or sitting on a bucket. Instructions Pitcher stands with hips open. She shifts weight onto her back leg and brings her […]

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