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!
Training at home, especially during the off-season is a great way to stay active and develop skills so you are ready for the upcoming softball season! There are many training resources available online. This is just one of the options recommended by Portage Youth Softball and the Portage High School Softball Program.
We would love to see our players doing this training drill. You can send us pictures or videos via Facebook or email and you can also post pictures by commenting below. We will showcase some of our players on our Facebook page if they complete this and/or other training drills!
Follow this video to develop your blocking skills for the catcher position. This is a great drill for all age levels.
A catcher has several responsibilities on the softball field. One of the most important is being able to block a wild pitch to prevent runners from advancing. To properly block a ball in the dirt, start in an athletic stance. When the ball comes to you, you will first need to drop to your knees. Then, create an angle with your back and cradle over top of the ball. Next, keep your chin down and place your glove between your legs. This can help keep the ball in front of you.
As a reminder, at this time, all Portage softball facilities are closed. Please stay away from all Portage Community School District facilities. Complete this training drill at your home or at an open location while following all social distancing recommendations.
If you have any questions about this training post, please feel free to contact us directly via our website or by commenting below. We will do our best to reply to your questions within 72 hours.