Softball Defensive Game Strategy

Our general defensive strategy is to always have our head in the game, know the count, where the base runners are, recognize the batter, expect to receive the ball, and know where to throw it. Before the pitcher starts to pitch each fielder should be aware of the answers to these questions. Our goal is to not give up runs due to our own errors, but only when the offense has earned it. The focus must be on making the routine play and keeping lead runners from advancing around the bases. No one should ever be caught standing still, but should always be moving in order to cover the appropriate base or to back up. Through habitual practice of fundamentals and by running through game-like scenarios in practice, we hope to be sharp. Communication between fielders and forward thinking are key.