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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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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Softball Catcher Drills – Fielding Bunts

September 18, 2008 at 2:24 am | Posted in Catcher | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To simulate game conditions while fielding bunts down the first and third baselines.

Procedure: The softball catcher assumes her position behind the plate with full gear. A helper is at first base and a helper is behind the catcher with softballs (where the umpire would stands). The helper rolls a ball out for the catcher to field and throw to first or third.

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