Fastpitch Softball Drills – Pitcher Fielding a Bunt

November 20, 2009 at 2:24 am | Posted in Bunting, fielding | Leave a comment
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Purpose: This fastpitch softball drill familiarize the pitcher with coming off the pitcher’s mound after the windup to field a hunted or hit softball in front of the home-plate area

Procedure: Equipment required are A ball, a bat, gloves. Set up the drill with a pitcher, catcher, infielders, and bat¬ter .The pitcher throws the ball, and the batter bunts it toward third base. The pitcher fields the ball in what is scmetimes called “no man’s land.” Mo man’s land is the area between the pitcher, the catcher, and the third baseman. Sometimes, when the ball is bunted into this area, it is too far from the catcher and third baseman for them to field it easily, so the pitcher has the best play.

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Softball Bunting Drills – Bunt Drill Batting Practice

November 20, 2009 at 2:21 am | Posted in Bunting | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To improve softball bunting technique

Procedure: Equipments required are Three cones, batting helmets, gloves, balls, bats.Set up three cones on the third-base line about 10 feet from home plate. Place one cone on the line and the others two feet and four feet on the fair side of it. The coach pitches the ball. The batter squares to bunt, trying to bunt the ball between the two outside cones. Award one extra swing during regular batting practice if the batter bums the ball between the two outside cones. The batter earns two extra swings for knocking down the middle cone.

Softball Pitching Tips: Team Softball Pitching Drills (Overhand)

September 24, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Posted in Pitching | Leave a comment
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Purpose: During a softball pitching session, accomplish the many variations. First work on the proper techniques, then loosen the arm up, progress to long toss, and conclude with specialties.

Procedure: Equipment required is softballs, gloves, and home plates (can also use white towels). This drill is for 9 years and up.Rules are  Partner up. Start with the proper grip while holding the glove out front just under eye level. Continue at each formation until the group leader switches the discipline. Points that you need to Consider: Turn with the ball and glove, make a smooth trans¬fer behind the back, get the ball above the throwing shoulder, rotate back, tuck the glove, snap the ball out from beyond the head, con¬tinue the body forward, swing the back leg through, and be in a balanced fielding position.
Perform each drill according to the desired discipline, each completed with a throw.
1.2 knee : Work on the hip pivot,
2.1 knee : Glove-side foot in front; work on bringing the ball back and up.
3.1 Leg: Glove-side leg in front with a wide stance; work on transfer and swinging the back leg through.
4.Stretch: Feet shoulders width apart facing either first or third base; work on striding to the plate and weight shift.
5.Wind-up. Work on a small step back, the balance point, and coordination throughout.

Softball Drills – Reaction Drill

June 9, 2009 at 7:24 pm | Posted in Base Running | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To learn awareness and proper base running mechanics when running from home plate to first base.

Procedure: A player stands at home plate, bat in hand. Other players line up behind her. A coach is in the infield grass between third base and shortstop. The player swings, crosses over out of the box, and heads down the line toward first base. On her third step, she glances at the coach. If the coach is holding up one arm, the player runs through the base. If the coach holds up two arms, she veers out because the ball went through the infield.

Softball Hitting Drills – Long Tee Drill

June 4, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Posted in Hitting | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To learn how to drive through the ball, and consistently hit line drives when softball hitting. By hitting off the tee three to four feet from the net you don’t always get a clear picture of how to hit the ball. With this drill, players learn how to consistently hit line drives.

Procedure: Set a ball on a tee about 30 feet in front of the net and then place a home plate behind the tee so you can adjust your stance in relation to the plate. Hit line drives into the back of the net.

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Softball Pitching Drills – Pitcher’s Lateral Movement Drill

May 26, 2009 at 4:54 pm | Posted in fielding, Pitching, Throwing | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To improve the ability of softball pitchers to react and move laterally in fielding a ground ball and to practice throwing to first base.

Procedure: Pitcher 1 is at the defensive position, while pitcher 2 is behind the pitching area. The catcher and first baseman are at their defensive positions. The head coach serves as the hitter and is at home plate. Pitcher 1 pitches a ball. As the ball gets to the catcher, the head coach hits another balls to the right or left of pitcher 1, who fields the ball and throws it to first base. The pitchers rotate positions, and the drill sequence is repeated. The drill continues for as long as desired.

Softball Catcher Drills – Soft Hands Drill

May 25, 2009 at 12:24 am | Posted in Catcher | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To improve relaxation of the hands for the softball catcher, which helps to develop the soft hands that are required for receiving the ball properly.

Procedure: Catcher 1 will throw tennis balls from 20-30 feet away to catcher 2. Catcher 2 practices giving with the hands when catching the ball.

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Fast Pitch Softball Drills – Crow Hop Fly Ball Drill

May 11, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Posted in Catching, fielding, Outfield | Leave a comment
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Purpose:  This drill for softball fielding is to develop the outfielder’s crow hop technique when fielding a fly ball.

Procedure: Standing on the right-field foul line, the coach hits a fly ball to an outfielder who’s positioned in centerfield. The coach switches hitting pop-ups and line drives. The outfielder should field the ball and finish the drill with a crow-hop technique. She may fake a throw or make a throw to a cutoff fielder. When fielding a fly ball with a runner on base, the outfielder should round the ball and square off with their back foot before as they initiate the crow hop.

Fastpitch Softball Pitching Drills – Football Toss

March 14, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Posted in Pitching | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To develop correct rise-ball release for softball pitching.

Procedure: The pitcher throws a junior-sized football underhand to a partner. Grip it along the seam with all the fingers and with the thumb on the opposite side. The ball should spiral. If it wobbles in flight, the palm has turned toward the catcher at release.

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Fun Softball Drills – Close Plays at the Plate

March 7, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Posted in Catcher | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To make the softball catchers practice thrown balls to the plate with a runner scoring.

Procedure: One player simulates a runner trying to score while another helper throws one and two-hoppers toward the plate. The catcher has to make the catch and the tag.

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