During off season our softball practice plans focus on conditioning drills. These are just two that are quick and effective. We especially like the ones that can be moved indoors when weather is not in our favor.
Softball Throwing Drill–The purpose of this softball drill is for conditioning and to evaluate throwing accuracy while being tired.
- You will need about 25 balls.
- Set five up at each infield position.
- Spread them out about 5 feet apart going towards the out field.
- Next have each team member go through each position throwing the softball back to home plate.
The end result you will have a better conditioned team and each player will know how accurate they can throw the ball while being tired.
NOTE- You can set up 5 balls at shortstop as well in the same manner.
When we are conditioning inside I love to use safety cones. Set them up differently and create short courses for players to run. You can let your players set up a course too. Break the players up into teams and time them; best team time wins.