WE NEVER CHARGE SHIPPING!!
In this weeks tip, I explain one of the most simple but effective drills for softball and baseball players to help them understand how to crow-hop effectively.
The player featured in this drill was only in 6th grade at the time this video was shot.
While as a young player there was some room for improvement in technique as would be expected (such as keeping the elbow up while throwing)…you can see from this video that this is a skill that can be taught even at the younger age levels.
Click the video to see a breakdown of the drill, and then read underneath the video for even more content!
Teaching your players how to crow-hop effectively is important because it allows them to use their legs more effectively and make a longer throw to a cut-off, relay, or base.
The “Crow-Hop Over The Bat Drill” is one of the many outfield drills inside the Impact Coaching Academy. It is one of the easiest softball outfield drills to reinforce crow-hop fundamentals, as it helps the players understand and FEEL the critical parts of the technique.
With our varsity players, we bring out the bat and do this drill just a couple of times a year to reinforce proper crow-hops…or anytime we see them getting sloppy with this part of their throws. For younger players, you may need to do it more frequently.
But either way, this drill is a great way to teach proper technique of crow-hopping in a short amount of time!
(By Tim Covey, Founder of Covey Sports)