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The Slice Drill

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Purpose Outfielders work on fielding a ball that is slicing away from them. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach throws a ball away from the outfielder. If the outfielder is in right field the ball is thrown toward the right field foul line to simulate a slice hit by a right-hand batter. If the outfielder is in left field the ball is thrown toward the left field foul line to simulate a ball hit by a left-hand batter that is tailing away. Player runs and catches the ball.
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Walk Through Drill

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Purpose Pitchers work on both mechanics and developing strength Drill Setup Pitcher at regular pitching distance (35-40 feet) holding a weighted ball. Catcher is in stance or sitting on bucket. How it Works Progression 1 – Player hops over the cone leading with the throwing side foot (right foot Pitcher starts behind the rubber and walks through the drill, meaning she takes a step forward toward the catcher onto the rubber and then goes through her pitching motion. Pitcher throws the weighted ball to the catcher aiming for the chest area. Complete 10 -15pitches using the weighted ball. Next, pitcher
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Half Swing with Weighted Ball

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Purpose Pitchers develop forearm and wrist strength. They also improve timing of lower body and upper body. Drill Setup Pitchers stand about halfway from normal pitching distance (15-20 feet) holding a weighted ball. Catcher is standing up. How it Works Pitcher makes a half-swing, bringing the pitching arm to 11 o’clock (without the full windup). Pitcher releases the ball and follows through. Catcher receives the pitch and throws the ball back. Complete 3 sets of 5-10 pitches. Coaching Tips The weighted ball can be purchased from a sporting goods store. Or you can make your own by driving finishing nails
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Concordia irvine softball

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In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Concordia Irvine’s Head Coach and Interim Athletic Director, Crystal Rosenthal. The two discuss the NCAA Council decision on spring sports eligibility and the impact on DII student-athletes. They also address how the cancellation of the rest of the season affected programs. Rosenthal also discusses her new role as Interim Athletic Director, her lover for the Dodgers, and more. Also, in this episode, Victor Anderson talks with Evan Hughes about broadcasting softball at Virginia Tech, Hosting a podcast with Hokies Head Coach Pete D’Amour, and the debut of a new
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