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2 Tryout Hitting Drills for Power & Average
By: Cindy Bristow
Having a great season starts with picking the right team so learn 2 hitting drills designed to uncover your best hitters.
Hitting is a crucial skill for any softball team so it should be one of the most important elements of any tryout. It’s great your players can hit a ball off a T, but can they hit for power, or average? Make sure you know how to test for both during your next tryout.
While most drills are used during the season to improve our player’s skills we need different methods for identifying the level of those skills during tryouts. Tryouts need to show us a lot of things about players – skill level being just one of those things. We also want to discover who handles pressure well, who listens and can take instruction, who’s a good teammate, and, who has no place on our team.
Our Tryout eClinic – Everything You Need to Know About Holding a Great Tryout – gives you tons of great information, details and forms for holding your next tryout and here’s just a sample of two of the methods we show you for testing your player’s hitting ability. The following 2 Hitting Drills can be done off of live pitching, front toss or a machine and are designed to test your player’s ability to hit for average as well as for power. Place a line of cones around your outfield about 10 feet from your outfield fence or, if no fence, then place the line of cones about 10 feet in from your outfield fence distance. Each hitter gets 20 pitches (pitches, not strikes) during each of these two tests:
If you’re interested in learning more about the drills, schedules, forms, evaluation & announcement methods and more for your next tryout then check out Everything You Need to Know About Holding a Great Tryout eClinic.
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