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Softball Drills in Action
by: Marc Dagenais

Involving oneself into a sport requires a lot of practice and effort like incorporating drills that could enhance your ability to play better into that sport. Therefore, it is very important for a softball player to discover, develop and increase his skills in softball. One of the best and effective ways to do so is to fit into place himself in various softball drills.

Things will be much easier in a drill if you are having fun of it. It will be more rapidly absorbed once you take pleasure in what you are doing. Don’t just focus on lectures alone, for sure it will be boring. Therefore, actions and demonstrations are necessary for any player to master each action in the drills.

Before doing a drill, a player needs to condition the muscles that support his or her trunk, or central part, and back, abdomen, and legs. As you condition your muscles prior to a drill it will reduce the stress on a throwing arm and permits lower body to supply more power throughout an entire throwing motion, resulting in less arm injuries and increased throwing pace. Appropriate structure should always be stressed when executing softball drills, since the repetition of the act becomes familiar to the muscle, a concept known as muscle memory. If the muscles learn to do actions incorrectly and perform these improper motions time and time again, it can be very difficult to recondition the body into performing the actions the right way.

The following are some softball drills that you could chose from. Though they are optional it could probably increase your skills in playing the sport.

• Batting drills-The partner stands six feet from the batter and tosses balls in rapid succession to the contact point of the strike zone. The hitter is standing up and drives one ball after another into a net by taking her swing and snapping the bat back to the starting position in preparation for the next toss.

• Zig Zag Drill-is similar to what football defense do for their defensive backs.

• Wall Pitching – Pitchers pitch directly to the wall and for every 20 pitches, they move at least 5 feet away from the wall. Do not ever forget to perform the basics of pitching first before doing some other pitching styles and techniques. This softball drill increases one’s pitching skills and overall body strength and balance.

• Sign Assigning – It is basically a mental toughness drill. Assign secret and team only signs to use during games and tournaments. This will help keep the confidentiality of the team plans.

• Run Bases – Jog for even bases while sprint for the odd ones. This drill is done to increase speed, lower body strength, and endurance.

In performing a drill you need a team to play with and a coach to supervise or guide you. You can’t do it alone, it is really impossible. The drill is useless if you didn’t apply it. Determining the right softball drills will not only help you enhance your strengths but will also improve the areas where you are not that good.

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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. To get tons of great FREE softball drills to boost your game, visit us at:

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