I received this suggestion on [tag]clinic coaching fastpitch softball[/tag] from Juan, one of my readers. A great [tag]softball drill[/tag] that doesn’t require a coaching PhD to figure out.
I coach a 12u [tag]fastpitch softball[/tag] team and have tried many [tag]softball drills[/tag] to keep the girls interested in practice.
One of the things that I do and has worked for me is to divide the team in half and have them play against each other. Since I have 12 girls, all 6 infield positions are covered. I also use the parents to cover outfield. This works out great because the pitchers get to practice against real batters; the team gets to practice their hitting against real pitchers and everybody gets practice on their [tag]softball fielding[/tag] and throwing skills.
We usually go with 3 outs or 3 runs scored before they rotate. I usually get behind the pitcher to call balls and strikes and I use my other two assistants as 1st and 3rd base coaches. Girls are allowed to steal but if they hit a ball to outfield I only allow them to go two bases. This has really helped and kept the girls interested in [tag]softball[/tag] practice.