Drill for Girls Softball


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Chris from Iowa sent in a request for a fielding drill for girls softball he could use with his team.  Here are two softball drills sent to me by Fred and by Shawna.Drill for Girls Softball

From Fred…
I coach younger girls 8-10 but have also used this for some of the older ones for different reasons.

Hoola hoop drill.
Purpose:
To assist younger kinds in judging the balls trajectory on fly balls and build confidence.  Teach them to keep their glove arm down when they are running.

Each girl has a hoola hoop around their waist.
The coaches stand back with a bunch of tennis balls and throw pop flys.
Girls try and get the ball to land inside the hoola hoop.
Can be incoporated into a game of 500 up.

From Shawna…
I’m coaching 7 & 8 year old girls.  Most have never played before.
In getting them in a defensive position to field a ball, we pretend that we are a back stop.  Legs open, knees bent (like sitting in a chair).  Back stop can shuffle to the right or left in order to keep the ball coming directly at the back stop.

I know it’s a no brainer but it seems to help a lot.  They can visualize their body as a backstop and understand how they need to be in position.

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  1. Bailey James says:

    I like the hula hoop idea for young girls. I think it would definitely help them be able to start to visualize where the ball is coming in the outfield. I know 10U players who still have some trouble with that :)
    Bailey James

  2. herrera says:

    All of u guys drills r very helpful but could u plz send some hittin drills for my 7n8 years thanks

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