The instruction part of the video begins around the :55 mark. This video starts by showing the proper way to grip the softball and how to produce the correct spin for a fastball. Includes several basic drills to help the beginning pitcher.
Carie teaches all parts of the basic fastpitch softball pitch. In this video she focuses on the power line and proper mechanics and pitching motion.
This video deals with how the catcher should field the bunt. The area of the field that is the catcher’s responsibility is pointed out as well as positioning for bunts down the first base side. Explains how the catcher should scoop the ball off the ground with mitt and hand.
This video demonstrates the drop step, fielding fly balls to the left, right and straight back. All catches end with fielder being in correct position to make the throw with momentum going toward where the throw is going. Video also explains safety stops and run through for fielding the ball in the outfield.
Various infield drills by Mike Candrea focusing on quickness and accuracy. Drills that work backhand, short hops, slow rollers, charging the ball, picking a hop and more.
A team’s defense is not complete until infield bunt defense is perfected. In most bunt defense situations the 3rd baseman has priority over who will get the ball. the 1st baseman, 3rd baseman, and pitcher are not the only infielders involved in bunt defense procedures. The 2nd baseman should also be yelling where the ball is going to based on the angle of the bat and where the pitch is leading to.
Drill demonstrates the proper grip, ball spin and arm rotation when throwing a softball. Throwing drills for upper and lower body.
This video includes three different outfielder drills. The “Two Ball Drill” works on reaction to ball as well as being a good cardio workout and conditioning drill. The “Barehand Drill” works on letting the outfielder see the ball into the glove. Drill uses a softie ball and no glove is worn by fielder. Good for working both sides over the shoulder, left and right. The “Gap Communication Drill” works on outfielder’s communication skills with one another. Outfielder should call the ball at peak flight of ball, call it out loud a few times and loudly.
This drill focuses on good footwork, stepping to the ball, turning shoulders correctly and accurate throws to the chest. Turning from both the inside and outside puts the emphasis on the player’s footwork.