Simple three player throwing drill emphasizes quick catch and throw that simulates throws that are made in game situations.
This drill works on soft hands and incorporates the double play toss which infielders and outfielders should use at some point in a game.
Nice collection of drills for hitting indoors. One hand drills works each hand separately using a hitting stick and small wiffle balls. My personal favorite is the hitting a wiffle ball on a wiffle ball drill. Make sure to have appropriate size bats available for smaller girls.
Nice breakdown of “old-fashioned” pepper drill. Teaches batter to look the ball in and allows defensive players lots of fielding opportunities. This is a good drill for pre-game also.
Work on defensive fundamentals indoors. Excellent communication drill to help get your players talking.
If you don’t have the luxury of living in California, Florida or other warm places, your team will probably have to take it indoors for winter practices. In this video, Jordan Stevens, head coach of Valpo University’s softball team presents their indoor practice drills.
When your team is focusing on softball hitting, you want to do your best to have as many players hitting at one time. The above video addresses this topic. This video first shows an example of a typical boring practice. For the first twenty seconds, you’ll just observe…does it looks like your type of practice? Instead of having twelve girls standing around, only one girl hitting, and the coach trying to pitch at the speed the hitters are used to, amp up your practice to allow all of your players participate in various drills. After watching a boring practice, you’ll [More]
During the above video, we’re going to talk about some troubleshooting you can take on with regards to softball pitching. One thing you see a lot of with pitchers is that they don’t get their arm circle in the right position. This means that you don’t see them getting their arm tight by their ear, reaching tall at the top, and getting nice and tight by the body. If you have a pitcher who doesn’t have a good arm circle, there are two things you can do with them. First, you can have them, before they pitch, work on pointing [More]
During the above video, you’re going to learn about a killer softball hitting drill that will help your players work on getting quick hands. It’s called the quick side bounce drill. This softball hitting drill works on throwing the hands quickly to the low inside pitch. You, the coach, will kneel in front of your hitter because it’s an inside pitch, and she wants to make contact out in front of her. You’ll say, “stride,” and then quickly bounce the ball to her from the side. If the hitter’s hands are a little late, the ball will get too far [More]