To develop outfield fundamentals such as footwork, range and ability to judge balls on the run, try the Blind Ball Drill. The drill calls for a coach or partner to throw the ball from a short distance to a player who has her back turned…
3 Drills to Work on Your Pitcher’s Skills and Infielding
Let’s take a look at the pitcher’s position ground ball series. This is a ground ball series with no throw, just working the footwork, and then finishing off a ground ball series with a throw to each base.
The ABCs of First and Third – Yvette Girouard
Purpose : To better understand and execute defensive options when defending situations with runners at 1B and 3B
Defensive Team Drills
Two-Man Infield Fungo, Pop-Up/ Shallow Fly Ball, and Rundowns
Motivation Versus Inspiration. Defining Moments.
I often hear talk about motivating your team… I get questions about how to do so and techniques that are long lasting. I have been asked more so lately than ever the difference between motivation and inspiration, some even going as far as asking…
Understanding Leadership on Female Teams
When I was a child my dad (who was a high school teacher) used to say, “Boys are so easy, they just get into a fist fight and get it over with. Girls will hold a grudge for 10 years!” When I say that during presentations at coaches conventions…
Stealing bases is a key part of aggressive base running. Obviously, speed is a very important element of success in stealing. However, a fast runner can increase her chance of stealing safely by using good running technique and timing …
Baserunning: Don’t Think Can I, Think Will I
1) Everyone can be an effective baserunner.
2) You have to be willing to run.
3) You have to be willing to trust the players to run.
4) And finally, you have to always be willing to take responsibility if things go wrong.