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Softball defensive situations and softball defensive strategies

Jay Miller

Head Softball Coach Mississippi State University

If your softball team has a great offense and scores runs, you may win. If you have a great defense and your opponent can't score runs...you can't lose! This softball series covers the fine points of defensive strategy. Here are some great softball defensive drills.

Softball Skills: Defense

Half the game of softball is defense, so here is a discussion on defensive strategies (Softball Defensive Strategy).

Softball Defensive Strategy: Bunt Expectations

In softball, a bunt can happen any time. There are certain situations when it's more likely to occur though. This softball video will help you recognize bunt situations and be ready with a plan to defend them. (Softball Defensive Strategy).

Softball Defensive Strategy: The Situation

What to do in a situation? Coach Miller covers several topics on a whiteboard (Softball Defensive Strategy).

Softball Defensive Strategy: Bunt Defense And The Corners

How the corners work together in a bunt defense plan often determines the success of the bunt defense (Softball Defensive Strategy).

Softball Defensive Strategy: Bunt Defense And The Pitcher

The pitcher is part of any bunt defense plan. Coach Miller discusses the pitcher's role in bunt defense in this softball video (Softball Defensive Strategy).

Softball Defensive Strategy: Suicide Squeeze

Tight corners are critical to the success of your softball team in the suicide squeeze (Softball Defensive Strategy).

Softball Defensive Strategy: First and Third

Softball standard play in first and third defense are discussed in detail here. (Softball Defensive Strategy).

Softball Defensive Strategy: First and Third, This Time with Feeling

Several of the finer points of first and third defense are covered (Softball Defensive Strategy).

Softball Defensive Strategy: Trick Plays

Trick plays or just good coaching? It often depends on the outcome! Coach Miller discusses the trick play. (Softball Defensive Strategy)

Softball Defensive Strategy: Fake Pickoff

The fake pickoff to get an extra out (Softball Defensive Strategy).

Softball Defensive Strategy: Slappers

Sounds painful doesn't it? Don't worry. Here are some tips and techniques to defend against Slappers (Softball Defensive Strategy).