These softball drills for throwing a softball come courtesy of two of my readers, Karen and Lorena. Keep em coming!
Line the players up spaced out from 1st-2nd-3rd. Hit ground balls anywhere.
The player must field the ball properly and throw to the 2nd catching coach at home.
The throw must not force the coach to move anything other than his hands. If they do not succeed they are out and must run a lap.
It’s a little competition. If a ball goes between any of them and nobody makes an attempt… they all do a lap.
I’ve had difficulty with some of my players on throwing accurately.
My favorite drill at practice is to line them up on second base.
I hit a grounder to each player and they have to step and throw to home plate, as they would in a game. At home plate I have set up six small plastic trash cans in the form of a pyramid. It sounds easy to knock the trash cans down, but it’s amazing to see how difficult it can be to accurately throw the ball at the center of the pyramid to knock all the trash cans down.
This drill helps improve accurate throws each time.