Softball Fielding Drills – Explode Through the Ball

November 12, 2008 at 5:34 pm | Posted in Catching, defense, fielding | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To practice reaching and running through every ball, improving a player with softball skills catching.

Procedure: Fielders form a line about 10 feet from the tosser. One at a time they run laterally as the tosser tosses the ball low and in front of them so that they have to reach. Each player focuses on exploding through the ball as she catches it. The fielder must not stop and reach because doing so would limit her range. Each player returns the ball with a toss, waits, and form a line that reverses the direction.

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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