At-Home Training Blog
During the COVID-19 Safer-At-Home Order and during any part of the off-season, we encourage you to use the training resources in this blog to develop your skills and stay active so you are ready for the next softball season!
IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR FALL 2023 AND SUMMER 2024 SEASONS:
USA SOFTBALL HAS CHANGED THE AGE CUTOFF DATE TO AUGUST 31 INSTEAD OF DECEMBER 31. PYS IS ADOPTING THIS CHANGE. PLAYERS BORN IN SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER WILL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL YEAR OF ELIGIBILITY IN THEIR 2023 AGE DIVISION.
2024 PORTAGE PRIDE INFORMATION: COACHING AND PLAYER INTEREST FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. TRYOUTS WILL BE SHORTLY AFTER WE CLOSE THE FORMS. **SUBMIT INTEREST FORM NOW**
Got some sidewalk chalk? You can draw yourself a ladder and work on your footwork. Can you show us your ladder that you drew?
Notice there are not extra steps when the throw down is done. Get the ball quick to the ear and stay low. Do NOT stand all the way up.
You can use a ball or use a rolled up sock to work on your arm circles with this drill.
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Toss the ball up in the air to yourself keeping your body behind the ball so you can practice coming through the ball. Notice that the feet are always moving and the body is low! Get the ball at the lowest point!