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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]
Simple three player throwing drill emphasizes quick catch and throw that simulates throws that are made in game situations.
This softball baserunning instructional video details proper run through and breakdown when running through first base. Emphasis is put on hitting the outside front corner of base (not top of base) which is the closest place to touch. The player should look toward the field after crossing the base and breaking down to find the ball. Video also explains rule of making an attempt (feinting) toward second base and in what instances you can and cannot be tagged out. Proper base turns are also demonstrated using a gradual swing out as opposed to a “question mark” when running to first [More]
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.
Demonstrates the figure 4 finish of the fastpitch pitch with proper body angles and drive and proper fielding postion at the end of the pitch.
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]
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.
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]
This video explains how to break in a new glove using glove oils or cream, a ball, glove bands and a mallet.