We are please to provide a forum for our league with information contributed by our High School Softball Coaches.
The information below is to help develop a routine and approach for practices and program development. Many of the below drills and others have been incorporated into the Pomperaug High School practices and have been improved throughout the years of coaching experience. Repetition, consistency and reviewing the fundamentals is essential for the players development from year to year. Coaches, players and parents should revisit these numerous times throughout the players developmental stages.
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The following drill works on extension. Pay attention to hands going through the zone. Hitters need to hit through the ball , up the middle, hands extend to ball. http://softball.coachesdirectory.com/article/hitting–chair-drill–charley-lau-video.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baTUkCQXxm8
The approach explained by Sue Enquist videos is what we are trying to teach. This is a proven success for over 30 years. Too many hitting coaches over emphasize power and lift. Teach drive through the ball, hit up the middle, line drives and ground balls. Dennis and I have been employing this rotation and…
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