I find that traditional [tag]drills[/tag] on [tag]catching softball training[/tag] can be a bit stale. Here are a couple of ideas that have livened things up quite a bit in my practices.
Tiger’s [tag]coaching tip[/tag].
To help my [tag]softball[/tag] team prepare for [tag]defensive[/tag] drills, I have purchased 9 leather pancake mitts. Everyone uses these mitts. We take regular [tag]infield[/tag] at all practices for the 1st 15 min. with these pancake mitts. Then we switch to gloves for another 15 min.. This has mandated proper [tag]fielding[/tag] and [tag]catching[/tag] techniques and the use of two hands for all fielding. This has improved our fielding and catching of flyballs in the infield and the outfield and has markedly decreased the number of fielding errors.
I love this [tag]drill[/tag] and now my girls love it because they very rarely make a fielding error.
One of the drills that I use for my [tag]catcher[/tag] and corner fields start with a batter on 1st base less than 2 outs. Bunt situation ball is fielded by either corner, Catcher when sees that the baseman are going to field the ball runs to 3rd base.
3rd or 1st fields ball, throws to 1st for the out, 2nd baseman who is covering 1st throws to 3rd where the catcher is ready for a tag play on the runner whose was on 1st sliding into 3rd.
3rd baseman cover home in case of an overthrow and the 1st baseman is backup. Right fielder backs up 1st, left fielder backs up 3rd and center fielder backs up Short stop at 2nd.