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I’ve gotten a whole bunch of ideas for fast pitch softball fielding drills over the past few days. Here are two for you to try out with your teams.
Here is a outfielder softball drill we call “Quarterback”. Our players love this drill as it challenges them to make a difficult catch!
Drill Purpose: Teaching outfielder to spot and react to fly ball (6 reps each fielder)
Equipment needed: Softball, glove
Have outfielder lineup on foul line facing away from coach
Outfielder will sprint out about 15 yards
Coach will throw softball over right or left shoulders about 10 yards in front of the fielder
Once ball is in the air, coach will call “UP”, left or right
Playing ‘hot potato’ with your outfielders….teaches them to think fast and get the ball, but to get rid of it quickly.