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…

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…

third base position

Third Base Position Notes This position is also known as the “hot corner” It is important for you to be focused and ready for anything. The ball generally comes faster as it is hit on the dominant side for right handed hitters. For left handed hitters the ball will not be hit as hard and…

Infield Softball Drills

INFIELD PRACTICE DRILL I call it ball juggling… An infield player stands in the ready position in the infield. The coach is about 15-20 feet away with 2 to 3 balls (1 in pocket). He throws a grounder and as the fielder is fielding the ball, he throws the second. The fielder must concentrate on…

First Base on a Batted Ball

How do you play first base on a batted ball.  There are as many situations as there are things to do.  By having an idea before it actually happens, you will not be frozen when the ball is hit.  I have compiled a list of what to do when with diagrams to help you visualize…

second base on a batted ball

How do you play second base on a batted ball?  There are as many situations as there are things to do.  By having an idea before it actually happens, you will not be frozen when the ball is hit.  I have compiled a list of what to do when with diagrams to help you visualize…

Third Base on a Batted Ball

How do you play third base on a batted ball.  There are as many situations as there are things to do.  By having an idea before it actually happens, you will not be frozen when the ball is hit.  I have compiled a list of what to do when with diagrams to help you visualize…

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