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This idea on softball outfield drills comes courtesy of Rick. Try this one with your team and see the quick improvements.
SHORT HOP DRILL
We use this as part of our daily warm-up routine.
Partners begin about 5 feet apart in a good defensive position.
They will throw short hop balls to one another placing the emphasis on soft hands, nose down, and alligator jaws.
Initially the tosses are done at a reasonable speed as to emphasize proper fundamentals. We then move them back on 5 foot increments, increasing the speed of the tosses.
We finish with the kids approximately 30 feet apart.
This softball drill will greatly improve the ability of your fielders to deal with the low throw or the short hop line drive.