Bob Ligouri's Indoor Softball Drills
with Bob Ligouri,
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Head Coach;
Iowa Girls Coaching Association (IGCA) Hall of Fame;
7x NJCAA World Series appearances (in 8 years); over 1,000 career wins;
8 Consecutive NJCAA Top Ten Nationally-ranked teams;
finished 100-10 in last two years (2018-2019);
has coached 15 All-Americans;
10 former players currently playing at the NCAA D1 level;
2x State Champions and 2x State Champion Runner-up as a High School coach (Dowling Catholic HS)
and John Wilkinson,
Des Moines Area Community College Hitting Coach;
Having a system for coaching hitters is important as it promotes consistency from year to year; players and coaches know how things are done and what to expect. Coaches Bob Ligouri and John Wilkinson pull back the curtain in this video and show you the DMACC hitting system that has allowed their program to become annual national title contenders.
Coach Ligouri begins by explaining what a typical hitting workout consists of and the expectations he has for each hitter. Next, Coach Wilkinson dives into a few of the critical fundamentals he emphasizes to increase power in the swing.
Tee drills give the hitter a chance to focus more on mechanics since they don't have to worry about timing a moving pitch. Coach Wilkinson offers eight tee drills to improve mechanics and power. You will learn how to disengage the upper and lower body to hit for more power!
Timing is one of the most difficult skills a hitter must master. Learn how to time the ball with seven drills that involve hitting a moving pitch. In one particular two plate drill, a batter alternates between two different home plates - one closer and one farther from a pitching machine. This drill forces the hitter to make timing adjustments in order to succeed.
4-Tool Lefty Drills
Take advantage of a hitter's speed from the left side by helping them maximize their potential as a slapper. You'll see how to confuse a defense by mastering hard and soft slaps. Additionally, your team will be able to use Coach Ligouri's tee drills to perfect hitting the ball to all parts of the field, regardless of pitch location.
The DMACC coaches offer 22 drills to develop power, timing, and lefty slapper effectiveness. Make your hitters more of a threat at the plate today!
49 minutes. 2019.