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How to Make Softball Drills for Hitting, Fielding, and Throwing Effective
by: Marc Dagenais

In any kind of team sports, drills are necessary. Even if the players are claimed to be great, you cannot ignore the importance of drills. That’s why in softball, the coach must make sure that his players are joining and participating all the prepared softball drills. It is also the obligation of the coach to monitor the progress of his players. During drills, he must be able to determine his players’ developments and mistakes. When mistakes are observed, they must be corrected immediately. Otherwise, softball drills become pointless and a waste of time.

Softball drills usually focus on the following important skills: hitting, fielding, and throwing. Let’s tackle these three fields in softball on the following paragraphs.

Softball drills for hitting are given with high importance. Well, this is because hitting is one of the most important skills to be mastered. When a team is packed with excellent hitters, the team’s success is guaranteed. During the drill, it is important for the coach to ensure that his players are doing the proper method of hitting. Generally, the coach is expected to observe on the player’s stance, how he swings, and the proper way of holding the bat. When the players have learned the proper way of hitting, they must do it repeated until they master the skill.

We can’t also disregard the importance of softball drills for fielding. A player positioned on this role needs more concentration. This is because the objective of the player is to keep the ball. It is highly suggested that the player’s shoulder must be square to the ball. Other important considerations in fielding that a coach must observe are the player’s way of sliding his feet to get in front of the ball, the way he scoops the ball with his hands, and the way he bends his knees to field the ball.

Softball drills for throwing is another essential skill to be enhanced. As a coach, you have to check the player’s ability to throw the ball from time to time. You must have to execute throwing drill that tests the players’ accuracy and strength in throwing the ball. While doing the activity, the coach then must observe how each player move his arms, feet, and upper body. Since strong throws rely on right footwork and positioning, you must take notice on this regard.

So that softball drills are performed with effectiveness and with good results, the coach must always take an eye for his players and monitor their progress. As much as possible, he should always be present in every softball drill to guide and correct each player. Your presence as a coach and a buddy is an assurance that you support them. Also, try to make time for bonding. This can be done by incorporating some enjoyable activities. Find ways on how each player will enjoy and love the sport. This is very important to keep the players’ spirit. Furthermore, incorporating the element of fun makes the softball drills not too tiring but a wholesome one.

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Marc Dagenais, MHK, CSCS, is a softball peak performance coach that helps players and teams hit with more power, run faster, throw harder, become mentally tougher, and be more dominant on the softball field. Visit us and sign-up to get tons of great FREE softball.
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