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.

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