Free Softball Practice Drills – Short Hop

August 11, 2008 at 9:35 pm | Posted in defense, fielding | Leave a comment
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Defensive skills are just as, if not more important, than offensive skills in the game of softball. Defense does indeed win championships and therefore coaches are best advised to get their player as skilled as possible when it comes to the defensive side of the game. This drill, the short hop, gives players a chance to practice softball defense. The drill is proceeded as follows:

Partners stand 30 feet apart with one ball and throw one-hop ground balls to each other. The ball should be thrown in a sidearm style with the ball bouncing once close to the fielder.

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