Here are two softball throwing drills that will help hone your teams skills. The Flip drill is simple and the players love the competition of it. The next one I call the Bounce Throw helps teach your players how to get the ball out the glove quicker.
Give these a try and have fun at the next practice!
Objective: master the art of the flip as part of a double play, etc.
How to do it: Put 4 baseball gloves into a square about 15 feet wide.
Have 4 players at every corner.
Player one starts by taking a step and flipping an underhand flip to the next player.
This player goes to the corner he just threw to. The receiving player does the same
Game: Break your team into 2 groups of 4-5 players in each box. See how many flips each team can make in a row before dropping.
The team with the most wins.
Bounce Throw Drill
One of the drills I use to teach them how to get the ball out of their glove quicker to make a throw goes like this:
- Pair each kid up with a partner
- Have them sit facing each other about 10ft apart with their legs spread out in front. They will take a ball, bounce it in front of them, catch it and bring their arm back into a throwing position and throw to their partner.
- Partner repeats the same drill throwing back to their partner.