How To: Warm up arms for throwing in softball

In this sports how-to video, Farmington (MN) HS head softball coach Heather Ballstadt demonstrates two parts of a drill to warmup for throwing. It is crucial to properly warm up the arms before any softball game. Proper warm up helps to relax the arm muscles and loosen the rotator cuffs. Watch these this two part video sequence to learn a quick arm warm up drill for throwing in softball.

How To: Warm up the arms for softball with stretching

Your arms are a very important part of softball, this is why it is important to warm them up properly. In this sports how-to video, Farmington (MN) HS head softball coach Heather Ballstadt demonstrates arm stretch drills to warmup for throwing. Start the arm stretches with big arm circles going forward, to loosen your shoulder joints. Do fifteen rotation and then move the arms in the opposite direction.

How To: Do a weight shift drill for hitting in softball

An important part of softball is being able to keep your weight on the back part of the foot. A bad tendency however is to shift the weight to the front food while hitting the ball. Farmington (MN) HS head softball coach Heather Ballstadt demonstrates a weight shift drill for hitting in this sports how to video.

How To: Do a softball hitting drill with a flat volleyball

Farmington (MN) HS head softball coach Heather Ballstadt demonstrates a drill for hitting, with a flat volleyball. Follow along for some essential hitting skills in softball. This flat volleyball drill is very easy to do. It allows for a strong follow through after you make contact with the ball. Try doing this hitting drill with a flat volleyball at home.

How To: Practice a fielding drill without gloves

In this sports how-to video, Farmington (MN) HS head softball coach Heather Ballstadt demonstrates a fielding drill, where the players do not use a glove. To get into position for fielding, start on your toes with the knees bent. Keep the back straight. One person rolls the ball to the other person. The second softball player bends down, picks it up and rolls it back. Keep a wide stance to be able to shuffle if needed.

How To: Do a wrist warmup drill for softball pitching

This drills is great for those who are knew to softball pitching or for those who have started fast paced pitching. In this sports how-to video, Farmington (MN) HS assistant softball coach Melissa Langer demonstrates a wrist warmup drill for pitchers. Follow along in this sports tutorial and learn more about the wrist snap, stride, rotation, and balance.

How To: Do Softball Hitting Drills Without a Partner

Practicing softball by yourself can be a challenge, since the interplay between pitcher and hitter is the very heart of the game. This video demonstrates some softball hitting drills that can be performed without a partner. All you need is a tee and the motivation to go out and get the balls after you hit them.

How To: Coach Young Softball Players to Pitch a Fastball

Softball is essentially the opposite of baseball… but not really. Softball is always associated and stigmatized with weaker pitching, but softball pitchers can pitch just as fast as baseball players. This video will cover the beginning fundamentals to help youth players develop a mean fast pitch in softball. There's tons of tips, techniques and drills to show young girls the fastball pitch.

How To: Practice Advanced Skills for Softball Pitching

Fast-pitch softball is fast becoming one of the most popular youth sports in America. This video features softball coach Cirssy Rapp demonstrating some advanced techniques for developing athletes fast pitch softball skills. These include learning how to throw hard before working on accuracy, and once the accuracy is there down the middle, giving corner assignments regularly to improve the athlete's accuracy further.

How To: Use Advanced Techniques to Improve Softball Hitting

This video features softball coach Crissy Rapp explaining some of the advanced techniques of softball hitting. Working with a tee, the presenter and her discuss different contact points, and how to practice using the proper contact point to hit the ball where you want it to go. Never hit a weak grounder to third again! Well, there is no training technique that can promise that, but you should be hitting those a lot less after practicing these techniques.

How To: Practice a knee drill for pitching in softball

In these three sports how-to video, Farmington (MN) HS assistant softball coach Melissa Langer demonstrates three parts of a throwing drill, from the knee, for pitchers. Being able to throw from the knee give a pitcher good balance and coordination. Follow along and learn how to do this knee drill that can also be done with a weighted ball.

How To: Warm up the wrist with a throwing wrist flick drill

In an important part of throwing in softball involves properly moving your wrist. In this sports how-to video, Farmington (MN) HS head softball coach Heather Ballstadt demonstrates a wrist flick drill to warmup for throwing. Wrist flicks involve holding your elbow parallel to the shoulder, holding the elbow up with the other hand, and flicking the wrist.

How To: Practice a bat drill for hitting in softball

When practicing hitting drills for softball it is important to work with smaller bats. Doing do helps with bat accuracy, which involves good solid contact of the bat with the ball. Farmington (MN) HS head softball coach Heather Ballstadt demonstrates a bat drill for hitting. Follow along in this sports how-to video to learn how to practice a bat drill for hitting in softball.

How To: Improve softball pitching with a leg warmup

An important part of pitching for softball games should always include properly warming up the legs. Legs are an important asset to doing the fast paced motion in pitching. In this sports how-to video, Farmington (MN) HS assistant softball coach Melissa Langer demonstrates a leg warmup drill for pitchers.

How To: Train for softball with an outfield kneel down drill

In this sports how-to video Farmington (MN) HS head softball coach Heather Ballstadt demonstrates a drill to get the outfielder to kneel down to field a ground ball. This kneeling down movement is an essential part of catching balls in softball. Follow along and learn the proper way to train for softball with an outfield kneel down drill.

How To: Practice a backhand drill on a softball field

An important part of softball involves proper backhand catching. In this sports how-to video Farmington (MN) HS head softball coach Heather Ballstadt demonstrates a backhand fielding drill. Follow along and learn how simple it is to do. The fielder needs to do one crossover step and lock up the ball entirely into the glove, pick it up and toss it back.

How To: Do a full arm drill for softball

Farmington (MN) HS head softball coach Heather Ballstadt demonstrates a full arm drill to warmup for throwing. Throwing and catching a ball is an essential part of softball. Follow along in this sports how-to video to learn how to catch with two hand and over your throwing shoulder. Catching over your throwing shoulder is a good strategy as it allows for a good setup to be in position when playing catch.

How To: Hit a fast pitched softball

Interested in softball? It takes a lot more than connecting with the ball in order to hit a fast pitched softball. Most players who are just starting softball tend to lunge at the softball with the bat. Take a look at this instructional video and learn some exercises to help beginner players how to properly hit a ball. Hit a fast pitched softball - Part 1 of 2.

How To: Bunt and field in softball

Just started playing softball? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to properly bunt in softball. Bunting is a crucial technique in softball and over the years, the game has slowly moved from hitting the ball as far away as possible to a game of speed. Bunt and field in softball.

How To: Run the bases correctly

United States Womens Softball Team members discuss and illustrate how to run the bases correctly. The main techniques used are how to lead off then steal each base as the technique is different for each one, and perform the hit and run. The breakdown is great!

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