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 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]
Detailed instruction on how to grip the softball, mechanics of the arm circle for outfielders, infielders and catchers and wrist snap.
Drill demonstrates the proper grip, ball spin and arm rotation when throwing a softball. Throwing drills for upper and lower body.
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.