Episode 25  – Selecting Softball Drills Show Notes I’ve been away for a few months but I’m back with a great line up of podcasts for you, and thank you for coming back to listen. Today I am going to talk about selecting the right drills for your team.  We as coaches are always on the…

Ground Ball Drills

How many ground ball drills do you have in your book?  Here are a few from other coaches to add.  If you have any to add to this group be sure to send them along and I will put them here for you to share.  We are all drill thieves so why not just share…

run down drill

This weeks drill of the week we will focus on the run down.  The run down is a play that can go very wrong or very right in a hurry.  Ideally we will get the out in less than 3 throws because as we know, the more throws the more chance for errors Set Up:…

Softball Defense Consistency

May 31, 2015 This is an awesome drill to show your team just how softball defense consistency can be easier than they thought.  Great just before a tournament to build confidence in the entire team. It starts with everyone at a defensive position.  It does not matter which position they are at because everyone will…

Outfielder Drop Step

Outfielder Drop Step Drill This drill is to learn to use the outfielder drop step properly and practice changing direction while keeping eyes on the ball. A coach is behind second with a bucket of balls.  A line of players is behind the coach, one player steps out and faces the coach. Facing the player,…

Leading Off after the Pitch

This Leading Off after the Pitch drill is perfect when you do not have a lot of time to practice with your team and they are fairly new.  Or as a quick drill when you have some time before a game or when you have some time at the end of the practice. The players…

Team Softball Drills

Team softball drills are not always easy to find.  I have compiled many drills from various sources that you can use for your team at any time of the season. Team Softball Drills AROUND THE HORN AND BACK Line all of the girls up at 3B except for the first baseman who is at 1B….

Softball Throwing Drills

I have compiled a number of softball throwing drills from various sources for you to implement right away into our practices. Softball Throwing Drills AROUND THE HORN AND BACK Line all of the girls up at 3B except for the first baseman who is at 1B. Space 3 balls evenly between 3B and home. When…

Softball Pitching Drills

Softball Pitching Drills 4 CONTROL All of these drills improve speed and control/direction. 1. Stand facing toward the wall in your stride position (standing sideways). Take a ball and flick your ball straight to the wall and it should come right back to you. Only use you wrist no windmill. This drill can be done…

Outfield Drills

Outfield drills are some of the most difficult drills to find.  As you get familiar with the game and use your imagination, you will be able to design your own outfield drills. OUTFIELD DRILL: Have players stand 10-15 feet away from each other with one ball. Have player 1 throw to player 2 a med…

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