Welcome to the Coaching Corner! This page is useful to parents, players, and both new and veteran managers and coaches. Included are training and private lesson resources, training video links, coaching drills, techniques and other reference material. If you have a contribution to this web page please send them to the Player Agent.
- Private Lessons from league professional coaches Marcus & Dewey
- ASA/USA Softball – Website for the ASA/USA website.
- ACE Background Check – Portal for coaches background check.
- SDSU Girls Softball – Access to SDSU softball team website and schedule.
- JP Longball – Website for local batting cages widely used by league coaches.
- Powerline Athletics – Additional softball training resources for players.
- Gamechanger – A free mobile app and website that provides scorekeeping, stats and team management for the coaching staff – plus live game updates, stats and recap stories for families and fans.
- Download PYSA Coaching Clinic – Techniques/Drills
- Download Coaching reference material from other leagues:
It is recommended that coaches use these videos as player homework and integrate them with practice plans. Parents are encouraged to watch the videos with their player throughout the season.
- Groundball backhand
- Fielding a bunt
- Catching drill – Quick feet
- How to catch
- Fielding a grounder
- Grounder fielding drill – Triangles
- Catching fly balls – Drop step
- Infield charging (Advanced)
- Throwing drill – One-knee snaps & the figure eight
- Hitting – Grip and stance
- Hitting – How to make contact
- Hitting Drills – One knee, three step, tennis ball
- Bunt – Drag bunt
- Bunt – Sacrifice bunt
- Bunt – Push bunt
- Base running – First base
- Speed drills
- Rounding First
- Retreating back to the bag
- Taking a lead
- Sliding drill
- Outfield field on the Run
- Outfield ball fielding
- Outfield tracking the ball
- Outfield throw
- Outfield shoestring catch
- Outfield crow hop
- Outfield fence play
- Outfield fly ball drill
- Catching Drills – Links to a series of 11 drills
- Catching Drills – Montage by Jen Shro
- Catching Tips – Framing
- Catching Tips by Ashley Holcolme – Stance
- Catching Tips by Ashley Holcolme – Throw to Second
- Catching Secrets
- Catching Training by Megan Willis (fast forward through ads/promo)
- Catching Clinic by Courtney Scott (fast forward through ads/promo)
- Pitching tips by Amanda Scarborough (recommended)
- Softball Pitching Tips Stacey Nelson (recommended)
- Pitching by Stacey Nelson – Grip
- Pitching by Stacey Nelson – Warm-ups
- Pitching by Amanda Scarborough – 3/4 drill
- Pitching by Amanda Scarborough – Generating Leg Power
- Pitching by Amanda Scarborough – Arm Circles
- Pitching by Amanda Scarborough – Jump up drill
- Pitching by Amanda Scarborough – Power Drive
- Pitching by Amanda Scarborough – Accuracy and Speed
- Pitching by Amanda Scarborough – Around the World