This video talks about the four quadrants of the base and which should be used for rounding the base. When rounding the base, the runner should hit the front inside corner and use the base as a push off point to accelerate the runner toward the next base. The player should make the tightest turn possible when rounding the base and each player will have different optimum turns and distances they need to swing out. The key to the turn is that you want a straight line from first base to second base. Make sure the turn is in stride [More]
This video explains how to break in a new glove using glove oils or cream, a ball, glove bands and a mallet.
This video details proper shoulder rotation when hitting a fastpitch softball. The video compares a correct rotation side-by-side with one that is incorrect. Both videos are stopped and graphically diagrammed for visual reference. The main point is that the shoulder does not rotate on the same axis as the hips do.
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.
The toe touch position is one of the most important to look at in hitting. All great hitters get to the toe touch position differently. Toe touch is important because it is the last position we are in before swinging. This video recaps what happens at toe touch from the ground all the way up to the arms and hands.
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.
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.
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]
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]