Make sure the girls understand that they need to be pointing at their target and their momentum must go toward where they want the ball to go
catcher should never see throwers letters.
Correct form for throwing:
Player should end up bent at waist with arm across body
Release ball with snapping wrist toward target and bent at waist. Make sure player follows all the way threw toward the ground after releasing ball.
As player brings arm over shoulder glove hand drops but momentum is forward.
make sure player is bringing their arm over their shoulder and not out wide.
A good way to make sure is have player stand next to a fence and throw. If they hit fence their not keeping arm tight and over shoulder.
As player brings ball over shoulder, arm stays at 90 degree angle, ball hand turns toward target and steps at target, weight begins to shift to front leg.
player should be sideways so catch can not see their numbers.
throwing arm extended back bent 90 degrees at elbow with ball hand facing out/away from player **you should look like the hulk*
weight should be on back foot at this point
glove arm and foot pointed at target
step with throwing foot, which should be turned sideways
Start with you glove hand shoulder and head pointed at the target. Knees should be bent and slightly apart. **this is very important because most children want to have their chest facing their target. The person catching should never see your letters. **
making sure the girl uses her throwing hand to cover the front of her glove.
put glove above head arm extended
have the girls move it in a clockwise direction until they reach 6 o’clock position and come back
do same with counter clock wise.
This focuses on the correct way to hold glove when catching
emphasize ball above waist caught with glove pointed up, while below waist glove pointed down.
Lay player down on ground
drop ball straight down and have catch with both hands
USE soft balls
have player on knee
underhand ball to right then left side in rapid succession
Can start slow then speed up.
Make sure using two hands
once caught drop ball and keep going
make a triangle - knees bent and should with apart. Glove in center of body. Throwing hand above glove
throwing hand above glove protects players face and makes for a quick turn around to throw.
Glove should be at 45 degree angle and between your legs
Always go down before you go up
have players field an imaginary ball with two hands
quickly jump to right or left throwing position
hold that position so coach can check to make sure your in proper fielding position
This drill is done with partners. One player gets in her fielding stance and draws a triangle in the dirt so that its base lies along her toes and the tip is pointed at her partner, underneath her extended glove.
The fielder’s partner should throw grounders and short hops.
The fielder will field each ball, gather it into her stomach and make an accurate toss back. After 20 balls, the partners may switch.
Proper stands and how to hold bat
knees shoulder-with apart
weight on back leg, knees bent
bat by ears and tilted slightly toward pitcher
once batter swings make sure their back hand had fingers facing ceiling or up
helps prevent dropping of hands
when the player makes contact their back arm should be bent at elbow and their arms should make a roof shape
palm should be up
Wall drill to work on form
back foot against wall. Wide stance
load bat, step with front foot, and back foot rotates so heal is facing wall but not touching it, and knee bends
hips turn/rotate but arms do not move
batter does not swing just does motion
have player get into proper stance
back elbow swings from shoulder down, like a whip motion
Expand to include back hip swinging in and knee turned in at same time moving elbow down
the girls back shoulder, elbow and knee should remain parallel to the plate
hit off T – make sure T is set up where player would actually contact ball
don’t use T has a home plate
player should be hitting a line drive off T
focus on correct hitting every time
set up like your back is to the pitcher
swing so you turn your hits completely so ball goes to where pitcher would be