Ball Tracking & Softball Conditioning Drill
I line up some outfielders along the foul line about ten feet behind third base (they all have a ball). I or one of my coaches stands in the middle of the field (approximately ten or so feet behind 2nd).
The first girl in line starts jogging toward the coach, as she reaches him she flips him the ball and starts to sprint toward the first base foul line (this drill is in the outfield but follows the path of the infield).
Once she starts to sprint the coach throws her a fly ball, in which she must track down and catch.
As she flips the ball to the coach the next player starts to jog out, so there is no real down time.
Once this drill has been run a few reps, we then start making the catches more difficult by throwing balls over their back shoulder while they run.
It’s a great way to teach outfielders to track balls and a conditioning drill all in one.