Drill for Girls Softball

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.
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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  • Bailey James

    Reply Reply March 29, 2013

    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

  • herrera

    Reply Reply February 8, 2013

    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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