Michael, one of my subscribers, came up with some great suggestions for [tag]basic softball drills[/tag]. Keep ‘em coming!
Here are 2 [tag]softball drills[/tag] I like to do, either will work at any age.
They both teach to be looking forward, as opposed to down for the [tag]softball[/tag].
1) Put 5 or 6 girls in a row on the field and have them turned so that their backs are to the [tag]softball coach[/tag].
Hit / Roll / Throw ground balls to them, and when the ball gets halfway to them call one girl’s name. They need to find the ball, field the ball and make a good throw to the coach, or player fielding the balls. This softball drill teaches them to a) be ready at all times b) keep their head up so they can find the ball c) react quickly.
2) The second [tag]softball drill[/tag] I use for younger girls to help them learn the infield positions. Fill up the infield positions 1st, 2nd, 3rd, SS, Pitcher. Have the girls turn and face the outfield. Hit / Roll / Throw ground balls to them and call their positions when the ball gets half way to them. They need to turn, find the ball, field the ball, and make a good throw to either first base or the coach.
Either of these drills you can make into games or friendly competition by keeping track of how many reps they do without missing the ball, or making bad throws to the designated spot.