the softball pickoff

  A baserunner who takes a big lead on the pitch, or who is not alert when returning to the base after the pitch is a candidate for the softball pickoff play. The catcher, who has a full view of the field an can see all aspects of a play as it develops, is in…

Practice of the Week

  This fundamental skills and defense practice includes defensive activities ending with a great confidence building drill that lets your team know how well they are doing at fielding and throwing the ball. Fill out or make changes as you see fit for your team specifically. I have entered drills and practice drill times for…

Practice of the Week

  Use this baserunning defense practice to prepare for the different baserunning situations. Fill out or make changes as you see fit for your team specifically. I have entered drills and practice drill times for you from the beginning to the end. All fields are editable for you except the graphic images. Put in your…

Fly Ball Fielding Analysis

In order to be able to fully help your softball players to be good fly ball fielders, it is beneficial to have a thorough understanding of the skill from as many angles as possible. Following is what can referred to as a referent model or fly ball fielding analysis for softball throwing that will give you…

softball Shortstop

The softball shortstop position is most times the busiest position other than the pitcher and catcher in most young or new teams. Although it is where the better fielder and thrower usually is, it is a great place to get some good experience to learn the game and get some fielding in during the game….

Softball Second Base

  Second Base requires a lot of thinking. You have to cover first base and second base and you need to be aware in case a ball that is thrown back to the pitcher is not caught and you need to back her up. You also need to back up second base if the ball…

The Softball Catcher The catcher is sometimes referred to as the general on the field. You have a view of the entire playing area so can see the runners and where the ball is. It is a good idea for you to practice calling where to throw the ball if someone fields it and has…

first base

  First Base is a busy position where a majority of the fielded balls are thrown. You need to be a good at getting in position to catch the ball and give a good target to the thrower. If the ball is not going to be thrown right to you, you need to leave the…

Episode 23  – The Softball Rundown Show Notes On this episode I’m going to talk about the run down, also known as the pickle.  Something that every team experiences and few teams have constant success with.   Running the runner back and forth between first and second base for example is not the way to get an…

help your softball game

There are two things I have seen the most in this game which includes the NCAA Softball College World Series that did not have to happen.  Things that I have always worked on with my players throughout my 20+ years of coaching regardless of what level I was coaching.  Guess what they are.  There are two…

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