Many coaches struggle with coming up with new fun softball practice drills. Here are two suggestions that were sent to me by my readers that fill that need perfectly!
Yesterday at practice I used a tennis racket and tennis balls to work on fly balls to the outfielders and pop ups for infielders.
This is a great softball drill because you can get a lot more work done in a shorter period of time.
It absolutely forces the girls to use two hands because the tennis ball will usually bounce out if not caught with two hands. The girls loved it and thought it was worth while.
I coach 8 and 9 year old girls.
Yes, they still try to play in the dirt!!!
One way I practice eye-hand coordination is by having them stand in a circle (arms length apart) and toss the ball to each other – going around the circle. I have them step back one step each time around.
The girls love it and it really works on their coordination.