So for our post today we will be sharing some softball infield drills. These drills that we are going to be sharing are easier to do if you have a team of at least 10 players. You will need somebody to hit ground balls and someone to catch balls on first base.
- You will want to line up your players evenly behind second and third base. Next you will hit a ground ball to the line at second base. Then while the ground ball is being received the player at third base is going to run towards second base. When the player catches the ground ball they’re going to toss it behind them to the player coming from third base. Then that player is going to throw it to first base.
- For our next softball drill you will need a first, second, and third baseman. You will start by hitting the ball to the third baseman and they will throw it to first. Then they will throw it to second. After you will hit the ball to the second baseman and they will throw it to first followed by a throw to third. Next you will hit the ball to the first baseman who will throw it to second followed by a throw to third. Repeat this at least twice with each set of players.
- For our final drill it will be a double play drill. You will have to have a first and second baseman. You will also need a short stop. Next will hit a ground ball to the second baseman who will flip it to second followed by a throw to first.
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Today we will be sharing indoor softball drills that would be very useful for coaches if you’re having indoor tryouts. Also if for some reason you can’t practice outside due to weather. Before we get into the drills I just want to note that majority of these drills will be fielding drills. This is due to the difficulty to do hitting in a smaller enclosed space.
Indoor Softball Drills:
- The first drill that I would like to share with you is a fly ball/ ground ball drill. This drill focuses on outfielders but is helpful for everybody. You will be standing about 50 feet away from the player (if there’s enough space) that will be catching the ball. So you are going to start off with a slow ground ball. Then you will go with a line drive. After you will want to do a faster ground ball than before and follow up with a line drive again. Then finally hit an even faster ground ball followed by another line drive. I would recommend going through this drill twice with each player. Also since this is indoor you can choose to either throw or hit the ball. But if you want to have one of your players hit/throw the balls instead of the coach this could help improve both the players.
- Next we have a drill/game that would also be a very good drill for outdoors too. This a another fielding drill but is also a fun game. So you want to gather all of your players up in a circle without gloves. Then you want them to pass around a ball as fast as they can. If somebody drops it they’re out and you keep going until there is only one person left. This will help with transitioning from catching the ball to throwing the ball. It will help get your throws off quicker. Also you can add more than one ball to make it more fast pace.
- This last workout that I have for is a fitness/ indoor softball drill. You want to have two coaches 30 feet apart each will start with a ball. Then a player will run towards the other coach with a ball. The coach will toss a the ball up and the player will catch it then hand the ball to the coach. After the player will run to the other coach and do the same hand offs. They will repeat this how ever many times you want. This drill will help improve hand eye coordination and physical fitness.
In this new tip segment we will focus on Softball Throwing Tips be helping you improve your throwing power and accuracy. We will be teaching skills that you may already know and that will help improve any position. Even though these are basic drills they are very crucial to the game. If you are a softball or baseball coach these are very important for your players to do when their throwing.
- The first throwing tip is whenever you are throwing you want to point your front toe wherever you are trying to throw it. This will increase your accuracy drastically.
- The next throwing tip that I have for you is to always plant your back foot before your front foot when throwing. This will help increase your accuracy as well as throwing power.
- This tip is for infielders that are charging in on the ball. You always want to charge on the ball straight on to have better momentum towards your throwing target. This will help your throwing power.
- The last tip that we have for you today is mainly for infielders. When you are running to the side to get a ground ball. Also if you have enough time try to plant your back foot before you throw.
We have more Softball Workouts for you today which is focuses on your upper body. The part of the body that we will be focusing on are your arms and shoulders. Also some core workouts too. I would recommend not doing this drill within one day of a game. Just like all the other workouts repeat the list if you can.
- 10 Push Ups
- 20 Puches
- 10 Tricep Push Ups
- 20 Overhead Punches
- 10 Tricep Dips on a chair
- 5 Inclined Push Ups
- 20 Wall Push Ups
- 15 Crunches
- 5 Push Ups were you hold it for 5 seconds
We have a softball fielding drills for you today. This is a good drill for coaches to teach at practice and can be helpful for amateurs and professionals. You will need 4 fielders and somebody to hit ground balls. Make sure to stretch your legs and arms for this drill. This is a drill that you could easily add to every practice and will start to notice major fielding improvements very quickly. This shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes to go through the entire drill once.
Softball Fielding Drills:
- Start off by hitting a ground ball to the third baseman and they’re going to throw it back to the hitter. Then hit another ground ball to the third baseman and then they will throw it to second base. Then do the same play again but throw it to first. Next you will roll the ball slowly to the third baseman and they will charge the ball and throw it to second baseman, who will throw it to first for the double play. Then after you will repeat this with the other three fielders also.
In this post I will be talking about base running tips to help you maximise your speed around the bases. Just note that these will be basic skills for beginners but can still help anybody.
Base Running Tips:
- The first tip is that whenever you’re in doubt of getting out always slide.
- If you are on second base and the ball is hit to the short stop be cautious about advancing, but if the ball is hit to the second baseman always advance after you know that they’re throwing the ball to first base.
- When you run to the base don’t run straight to the base. You want to run to it on an arch so it’s easier to round the base. But only do this if there is a chance you might advance more than one base.
- When you are tagging up, don’t wait to see the player catch the ball. Leave just before they catch it because it takes time for you to react so by the time they catch it you will just be taking off. This will give you about 0.5 extra seconds.
This drill is mainly focused on outfielders but this would help improve infielders defensive skills also. For this drill you will really want to stretch your legs, arms, and shoulders. You will need someone to hit to you. I would also recommend doing this in the outfield.
After you catch it every time throw it to the cut off player.
- 15 Line drives while running towards the batter
- 15 Line drive while running away from the batter
- 15 Fly balls while running towards the batter
- 15 Fly balls while running away from the batter
- 5 Line drives while running to the right
- 5 Line drives while running to the left
- 5 Fly balls while running to the right
- 5 Fly balls while running to the left
- 20 Line drives to any direction
- 20 Fly balls to any direction
Even though this is a fielding drill this is also a good workout for your legs and your throwing arm. But this drill focuses on your fielding and throwing form and technique.
If you have a first baseman throw it to them after you receive the ball.
- 10 stationary ground balls
- 10 ground balls while running to the right
- 10 ground balls while running to the left
- 10 ground balls while running towards the batter
After you finish I recommend that you repeat the list again but go on the opposite side you were just on.
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This workout is designed to workout your full body at once instead of working on individual areas. Just keep in mind that you should be rotating what area on your body you work on. Repeat the list if you can. But also you make sure that you don’t push yourself to the point where you injure yourself. So enjoy this post and please leave a comment to tell us what you think and what you want us to write about next.
Full Body Workout:
- 15 Push Ups
- 15 Sit ups
- 10 Burpees
- 45 Second Plank
- 45 Second Wall Sit
- 20 Wall Push Ups
- 20 Jumping Jacks
- 15 Chess Raises
- 10 Standing Broad Jumps
Always remember to stretch just like any other exercise. This workout focuses on you core and abdominal muscles. Try to complete this list at least once and start it over again if you can. Take breaks when necessary.
- 25 sit ups
- 1 minute plank
- 20 crunches
- 20 leg lifts
- 30 second side plank (Do other side after)
- 10 sit ups
- 20 seconds of lying on your back and holding both legs about half a foot off the ground