Assistant Softball Coach University of Tennessee at Chatanooga
This softball camp hitting series takes us through six stations. Each station uses a different drill to teach young softball players proper hitting techniques and body movement to maximize the power of the hit. Each station uses a either a tee or a toss and can easily be utilized by coaches at any level. Here are some great softball hitting drills to complement this video.
Hitting Station One focuses on driving the hips and body through the ball. Using a long stick grasped by the elbows behind the back, athletes move hips and body through the swing to maximize the power of the hit.
Hitting Station Two: The Happy Gilmore Drill. In this drill, players are still working on moving the hips and body through the swing, but now they're using a bat and actually making the swing.
Hitting Station Three: The High Tee Drill. This softball drill uses a chest high tee to teach hitters to keep their hands and the bat head on top of the softball.
Hitting Station Four: The Front Toss Drill. This drill continues to work on hand and elbow position beginning with the first move of the swing.
Hitting Station Five: The Bounce and Toss Drill. At this station, players continue to work on arm and bat position and follow through.
Hitting Station Six: The Barrier Drill. This Barrier Drill is used to teach players how to properly swing without casting the bat backward.