Beginner Riseball Drills

Riseball Flip Drill
March 6, 2018

These drills are targeted for pitchers that are completely new to throwing a riseball and are ordered in level of progression. They are Beginner Riseball Drills and can be repeated as the pitcher continues to work on and develop their riseball. Short Riseball Flicks This drill is great for those just learning the rise call. Start side on with another pitcher two meters apart. The pitchers should hold their arm…

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Pitching Machine Bunting Drills

Pitching Machine Bunting Drills
February 15, 2018

Pitching Machine Bunting Drill The Pitching Machine Bunting Drill requires the setup a pitching machine just in front of the pitching plate. Adjust the settings on the machine to suit the speed and level of the athlete. Have the athlete setup in the batters box. Feed the ball into the machine and have the batter execute a bunt. It’s good practice to have the batter return to their batting position…

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Basic Bunting Practice Drills

Bunting - Fastpitch Softball Short Game - Slapping
February 22, 2016

Basic Bunting Practice Drills – Fastpitch Softball Drills Fastpitch Softball Glove Bunting Drill   Start the drill with a softball glove, a bat and a bucket of softballs. Put the barrel of the softball bat through the opening in the back of the softball glove. Attach the glove onto the bat four to six inches from the end of the bat so that the pocket of the glove is open wide. You can…

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Strength Drills for Catching Practice

February 16, 2016

Here are two videos on Strength Drills for Catching Practice and include the catchers own body weight for workouts. Suitable for catchers of all levels. Strength Drills for Catching in enclosed spaces Squat Jumps A great drill for including not only strength in the legs but also power for catching. Begin in the catching position and then launch upwards as high as you can jump. On landing, ensure you land…

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Softball Nutrition Practice Drills

Softball Nutrition for Practice Drills
January 12, 2016

Nutrition Introduction to Softball Nutrition Practice Drills Ok, so Nutrition in Softball is probably one of the most overlooked, or not even talked about. We hear at Top Softball Drills aren’t going into any great detail, however you can break down Softball Nutrition into three parts,  these being Softball Nutrition for Games, Softball Nutrition Practice Drills and Softball Nutrition in General. Each of these have similar principles however vary according the type…

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Standard Softball Fielding Drills

50 Ground Balls This fielding drill can be run with either 3 or even just 2 people. If you have 3 people you’ll need one fielder who will stand either 50ft or 70ft from the other two players. The distance will depend on where this fielder normally plays. If they’re a pivot (Shortstop of 2nd Base) they’ll stand 70ft away and 50ft if they’re a 1st or 3rd baseman. Of…

November 9, 2015
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Who has the Worlds Best Dropball

October 5, 2015

Who has the Worlds Best Dropball Late this year Fastpitch World Media released the results of their survey on who has the best Dropball in the World for 2015! This year saw the Men’s World Series being held in Saskatoon, along with ISC’s being played in a little over 2 months. This gave the world a chance to see how the best pitchers in the world stacked up! Adam Folkard…

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Throw Strengthening Softball Drills

Throw Strengthening Softball Drills
September 15, 2015

Here’s a list of strengthening exercises, most of which are based around Throw Strengthening Softball Drills Goblet Squat Drill This is a great drill to build leg strength and develop proper core alignment. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold a kettlebell with a hand on each of its horns. If you’re using a dumbbell, hold it in a vertical position with both hands under the top plate. Imagine holding…

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Long Toss for Softball Throwing and Pitching Drill

Long Toss Softball Drills
September 10, 2015

Benefits of the Long Toss for Softball Throwing and Pitching If you are a softball player and you’re not long tossing, you may be stunting your softball throwing and pitching development. When done properly, the long toss does 3 things: Legs and Lower Body Strengthening It forces you to use your legs and torso to throw the ball Not all players are pitchers, and throwing velocity is not situation-specific. The…

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5 Softball Toss Ball Hitting Drills

September 10, 2015

These drills are perfect for training sessions with limited space and limited numbers. The drill requires only two players or player and coach. For older Softball players these drills can be used to build strength or fine tune and tweak parts of your swing. These drills are also great for younger Fastpitch Softball players that require several alterations to their swing. These drills can be practiced in your driveway, in…

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