Scroll through the content below to read the various articles (and videos) about fastpitch softball offense from Softball Coach Online with Tim Covey. Anytime a new article that pertains to fastpitch softball offense is added to the website you will find it on these pages.
Each month, thousands of travel ball coaches scan the internet for fastpitch softball drills for 10U and 12U players. And thousands more for 8U, 14U, 16U and 18U.
While we often like to lump groups together into broad categories (travel ball, high school, rec league, etc.), the reality is that each group has subcategories with very specific needs. While many parts of the game apply for all age levels, an 8U or 10U player is much different than an 18U player. (more…)
As a high school or travel softball coach, chances are good that you use hitting stations to help organize your practices. Chances are also good that you use fastpitch softball batting tee drills as a part of those stations. If you aren’t, I highly recommend it. This is a great way to help your players get a lot of reps in a short period of time.
While I am not against having a full hitting practice on the field, I do not recommend doing this exclusively. Your girls need to see the end result of their hits on the field sometimes. However, if you ONLY hitting on the field then you are limiting the amount of reps your players are getting (not to mention having bored players). (more…)
Key components for running through the bag properly...
Baserunning technique can have a big impact on your teams ability to score more runs, put more pressure on the defense, and beat out the “bang-bang” plays. This week I explain the key elements that you will want to teach your players when working on running through first base.
Watch the video to see a quick example and listen to the breakdown about running through first base, and then read below for additional content about these fundamentals!
Softball baserunning is one of those areas that oftentimes goes unnoticed, and is often under-coached.
The reality is that taking a good turn, tagging up appropriately, or taking the right type of lead-off does not show up in the stats sheet…but all can be the difference in scoring a run, not scoring a run…and sometimes winning or losing!
In this weeks Tip Of The Week on softball baserunning, I walk you through a few of the essential elements for teaching your players how to make an effective turn when rounding the bases.
Watch the video below and then read below the video for additional content on rounding the bases effectively! (more…)
Keys to getting a great jump off the pitcher in steal situations
If you want to put more pressure on the defense, then teaching your players how to get a great jump in steal situations can give your team a huge boost. In this weeks tip on stealing bases in softball, I break down a few of the key components to help your players get more aggressive steal jumps.
Watch the video below and keep reading for a written description of the content covered in this weeks video!