Young Girls Softball Drills – Release and Spin

October 29, 2008 at 2:46 pm | Posted in Throwing | Leave a comment
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Purpose: Allows the fastpitch softball defense to develop proper release and spin.

Procedure: Partners face each other from about six feet away. One player holds the ball in her throwing hand with proper grip and puts the throwing-arm elbow in her glove at about chest height. Partners throw the ball back and forth at least 25 times. This excercise isolates the wrist action so that the players can feel this particular component. They should feel the wrist action, emphasize proper release, and check the vertical spin.

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Fastpitch Softball Drills for Pitching – Wrist Snap Under Knee

October 17, 2008 at 7:46 pm | Posted in Pitching | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To practice the wrist snap by isolating the wrist when softball pitching.

Procedure: Partners stand about 10 feet apart. Pitchers can throw to pitchers. If right-handed the pitcher kneels on the left knee with the right leg bent and the right foot flat on the ground. The pitching arm is placed against the leg with the ball and hand under the knee. The pitcher flips the ball in the air to her partner by snapping the wirst.

Free Softball Drills – Plumb Bob

October 4, 2008 at 8:34 pm | Posted in Hitting | Leave a comment
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Purpose: A drill focusing on softball hitting which allows players to practice keeping weight centered.

Procedure: The batter grasps the knob of the bat with the lead arm and lets the bat hang in front of the midline of her body. The batter then takes her stride; with a correct stride, the bat will not move.

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