Softball Training

Get Down and Dirty

Coordination and Reaction Time

Coordination and reaction time are the most important performance areas when it comes to softball. To work on coordination, you could do some obstacle running as well as jumping in place, but adding 180 or 360 turns while doing so. One good workout to do to work on your reaction time is the "mirror drill." This is when you place 2 cones 10-15 yards apart. You stand between the two cones facing your workout partner. Your partner will move randomly between the two as you mimic what he or she is doing.

You need to be coordinated so that when you are up to bat, you can hit the ball. This uses hand-eye-coordination. You also need the reaction time so that you can react to the pitch coming in to you, as well as when you are fielding you can react to the ball being hit to you faster.