Kathy wrote to me and suggested these [tag]16U softball drills[/tag]. These are simple [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]coaching[/tag] [tag]drills[/tag] that will pay huge dividends with your team.
I attach small hula hoops to a fence and have two cones, 15 and 25 feet away from them. 1) There are 5 balls placed at each cone. The girls charge the ball and [tag]throw[/tag] at the hoop target.
2) Each girl is tossed 5 balls at each cone from forward position and a right angle position.
They must retrieve the ball then make the throw to the target.
This is great group work when working with stations.
I attach a tire to the fence (with bungee cords). I spray paint a white line at top, middle and bottom of the zone. Each girl practices [tag]swinging[/tag] and striking the marks as hard as she can. This builds lower arm strength and helps with follow through after [tag]hitting[/tag] a ball. (Any tire place will give you a used tire free.)