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In this video, the instructor is demonstrating an infielder drill that focuses on quick feet and timing. The drill involves setting up a line of cones or pipes and starting on one side with the glove out. The goal is to lead with the left foot, hop over to the other side, and lead with the right foot on the way back. The instructor emphasizes the importance of staying light and quick on the feet and keeping the glove out to control it better. The drill also works on timing, where the infielder needs to feel the ground ball as [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]
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.
This video provides an overview of the proper techniques for tracking a ball hit to the outfield in softball. The instructor emphasizes the importance of having a good drop step, which involves stepping back with the appropriate foot depending on where the ball is hit. The first step should always be back and the glove should be tucked while running. When tracking the ball, it is essential not to turn your back to the ball, and the shoulders should stay open to the ball at all times. If the wind takes the ball in the opposite direction of where the [More]
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 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]
The video provides a basic guide for beginners and coaches on fielding and throwing techniques for fast pitch and slow pitch softball. The video is helpful for those who want to build a foundation for improved softball mechanics in the infield. The video begins with a brief introduction explaining that there are time stamps available in the video description to help viewers jump to specific sections they need. The video goes on to explain fielding positions, where the player’s feet should be shoulder-width apart, and their chest should be up. The glove should be out in front, the butt back, [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]