Practice and Drills
  • Rapid Fire Soft Toss

    Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:23:38 +0000

    Purpose To improve bat speed, hand-eye coordination and reaction time. Set Up For younger teams, assign a coach or parent to each player, who will act as the tosser.  Older players can partner up and toss to each other. The tosser kneels at a 45 degree angle and 8-10 feet from the hitter, holding one […]

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  • Learn To Slide

    Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:15:16 +0000

    Purpose Teaches players how to execute a safe bent-leg slide with proper technique, starting with the basics. Set Up You can do this drill in the infield or set up in any grassy area. Instructions Start by having all players sit on the ground and extend one leg out while tucking bottom leg under their […]

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  • Softball Golf

    Tue, 02 Apr 2019 16:37:44 +0000

    Purpose To help improve throwing strength Set Up Group your players into pairs based on similar throwing/catching abilities. All players should have a glove, and one player in the pair should have a ball. Make two lines, with pairs facing each other about 15 feet apart (the distance can be adjusted based on age/ability of […]

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  • ?Coach Knockout? Hitting Drill

    Tue, 26 Mar 2019 03:57:13 +0000

    Purpose A fun drill for younger kids. helps them drive the ball hard up the middle Set Up Coach puts on full protective catcher gear and sits on a chair 15-20 feet from home plate. She has a bucket of soft sponge balls. The hitter sets up at the plate in her normal batting stance. […]

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  • Trash Can Relay

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:03:15 +0000

    Purpose To help improve throwing accuracy and ability to get a ball from outfield to the infield. Set Up Divide players into two teams. Position one team in a line in right center and another team in left center. One player from each team should take a position in the infield (as shown). Place a […]

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  • Knee Pinch Drill

    Wed, 13 Mar 2019 17:08:28 +0000

    Purpose Helps prevent overstriding, while improving balance, rhythm and timing Set Up Place a batting tee and a ball directly over the plate. The batter sets up inher normal stance. Coach holds a soccer ball next to the hitter. Instructions The hitter gets into hitting position, then places the soccer ball between her knees, holding […]

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  • Ground Ball Face Off

    Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:59:27 +0000

    Purpose To prepare players to field ground balls and immediately follow with a quick throw. Set Up Divide team into two single file lines that are facing each other about 20-30 feet apart. All players should have a glove. Instructions On the coaches whistle, the player with the ball throws a grounder to the first […]

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  • Forehand with Long Throw Drill

    Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:24:13 +0000

    Purpose Teaches players the importance of visualization when it comes to hitting. Set Up Player lines up in ready position at short stop or third base Instructions Coach rolls the ball to the player?s side so that she must use her forehand to field the ball. She catches the ball and makes the long throw […]

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  • Underhand Toss Drill

    Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:21:13 +0000

    Purpose Helps batter swing smoothly and drive the ball. 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. Instructions Player gets into stance and coach tosses the ball to her to hit. Player takes her […]

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  • Bobble Ball Drill

    Wed, 30 Jan 2019 16:21:19 +0000

    Purpose This drill teaches players to pick the ball up with the bare hand, which will save 1-2 seconds on the player?s throw. Set Up Player lines up in outfield. Instructions Coach throws a ground ball to the player or hits one to her. Player intentionally mishandles or fumbles the ball with her glove so […]

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