Looking for [tag]beginners softball throwing drills[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out these [tag]softball drills[/tag] and let me know how it goes for you.
I’m not sure about any great ideas as this is my first year coaching my daughter’s T-ball/softball team. My [tag]softball tip[/tag]/note is more about making the [tag]softball practice[/tag] fun to increase their motivation.
I ran a common [tag]softball throwing drill[/tag] with paint buckets, 5 gallon from about 20 feet. Some of these girls have never thrown before. Instead of “try to throw into the bucket”, I drew goofy faces on the bucket bottoms and let them choose which to throw at: the pig face, the jac-o-latern face, or the face with the tongue sticking out. They were laughing as much as they were throwing and their accuracy really increased. Probably something many have done before, but I’m new.
A [tag]softball drill[/tag] to work on bare handing the ball.
Have players sit in a semi-circle in front of the coach. Roll ball to each player, who must surround the ball with both hands, then throw back to the coach, who continues with the next player. As the players gain more confidence, the [tag]softball[/tag] coach can move back, the players move to their knees and the ball can be hit to them. Eventually, the players are standing, have their gloves and are running up on the ball to continue to bare hand it and make the throw to the target.
This drill works particularly well with girls who sometimes shy away from the ball.