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.
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]
During the above video, you’ll learn about the importance of the two strike stance and about a softball drill great for getting your players comfortable and ready for this type of situation. The two strike stance is one that you use in a game situation where the batter has two strikes. We want the hitter to feel comfortable in that situation knowing that they open their zone a little bit, they widen their stance, and they shorten their swing. We practice this softball drill every day at practice so that the players are comfortable in that two strike situation. It’s [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.