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Softball Fly Ball Fielding

Short Fly Balls

The short fly ball is sometimes one of the hardest ones to judge for outfielder and infielders but for different reasons.  It can be over run easily by outfielders and there can be a lot [Read More]

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Softball Fielding

Softball Fielding

Softball fielding is something that most coaches spend a lot of time on during practices and pre game warm ups.  The great thing is that players can practice fielding on their own with a tennis [Read More]

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Softball Coaching Tools

Building Team Cohesion

Building team cohesion is one of the tasks that can mystify us as coaches.  Cohesion is something that we know is important to team success, but sometimes we are not sure how to create and [Read More]

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Softball Assessment Tools

Sliding Analysis

Sliding is one of those skills where the success is dependent on the players confidence and experience with success. Sliding Analysis Considerations When evaluating sliding, the best way to determine the success as with other [Read More]

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Softball Defense Drills

Softball Pickoff Drill

The pickoff is a play that needs to be practiced regularly.  The defense needs to have the signals down and the baserunners need be able to read the coaches signals and avoid getting tagged out.  [Read More]

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Softball Throwing

Softball Throwing

Softball throwing is the most widely used skill in the game.  It is also the skill that allows the most runs by errors and relies on good execution from both parts of the play.  The [Read More]

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Softball Practice Planning

Softball Drills

Softball drills are critical to player development in our great sport.    We do need to however make sure that they are appropriate for the age and skill level of the players.  It is always [Read More]

Softball Throwing Towel Drill - softball drills
Softball Ground Ball Drills

Ground Ball Approach Drill

The first thing to think about in the ground ball approach drill is what happens before the ball is hit.  It is important for fielders to be ready.  This doesn’t simply mean watching the ball.  [Read More]

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Softball Throwing

Receiving Softball Mechanics

Receiving the ball from a team mate requires more preparation and thought than many give it credit for.  By being prepared for the ball, and having a good understanding of receiving softball mechanics, the chances [Read More]

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Softball Assessment Tools

Softball Game Analysis

Softball game analysis is generally considered an inventory on technical, tactical and physical skills.  An interesting and useful angle is to look at how all aspects of the game can effect each other and the [Read More]