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.
This video is a coaching session on sprinting technique. The coach is instructing the athletes on the proper form and strategy for the start of a sprint. He emphasizes the importance of the first ten steps, which he calls the “dig phase.” He advises the athletes to keep their heads down and stay low to the ground during this phase, and to focus on driving their knees and arms aggressively. He also stresses the importance of being confident and not hesitant during the start, as this is crucial for achieving a faster time. The coach emphasizes that lazy starts and [More]
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.
This training video is about a series of games that can be played to improve hand-eye coordination and other fundamental baseball/softball skills. The games are designed to develop skills in a safe and fun environment. Players are encouraged to challenge themselves to improve their skills and beat their personal best. Players need to spread out at a safe distance from each other during the games. All the games involve the use of a ball and glove. Even though the title of the video is 10 Best Softball Drills for Beginners, there are actually eleven games, so you get a bonus [More]
This video explores a couple of ways to use an Easton Training Stick, emphasizing how it can be used in pre-game warmups.
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.
This is a video of a coaching session with Mike Candrea, the head softball coach of the women’s Olympic softball team, on the topic of baserunning. Candrea starts by stating that there are two keys to a good offensive player – the ability to swing the bat and the ability to run the bases. He emphasizes that being smart and knowing how to run bases properly is just as important as being quick. Candrea then proceeds to discuss baserunning techniques, beginning at home plate, and moving on to each base, including the different leads and responsibilities at each base. When [More]
In this video, the presenter is demonstrating how to catch a softball for beginners. She explains that beginners often struggle with which way to turn their glove when the ball is thrown in different directions, and they may also be intimidated when the ball is coming at them. To help beginners overcome these challenges, the presenter shows a few progression drills that start with catching soft and small objects like tennis balls and gradually move up to catching an actual softball being thrown from a distance. The first step is to teach beginners how to turn their glove. The presenter [More]
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.