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This video comes from Fastpitch.tv and features softball coach Kirk Walker and Olympian Lisa Fernandez. Coach Kirk focuses on opposite field hitting and Lisa stresses proper mechanics with tee drills.
Softball drills instruction begins around the :53 mark in the video.  These are basic drills for beginners and focus on habits that need to be formed early when learning to hit a softball. Instructor is Crissy Rapp.
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.
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]
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 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]
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]