Here is one of the tips for [tag]coaching softball[/tag] that was sent to me recently. I’m including it here for you so you can try this out with your team!
This is something I’ve found very helpful. It isn’t a [tag]softball drill[/tag], but its very effective at creating boundaries for behavior, letting kids know what is expected of them and best of all, makes discipline problems very easy.
I bring a big pad of paper and a marker to the first [tag]softball practice[/tag] of the season (I coach very young girls).
I take them out in the field away from the parents and sit them in a circle. I tell them that the goal of the season is make everyone a better [tag]softball[/tag] player and then pose the question “how are we going to do that?” I write down their answers and fill in where I need to.
Then I ask “what should the rules be for being part of this team?” – Again I write down their answers and fill in where I need to.
Finally I ask “what should happen when someone breaks one of these rules?” – And I write down the answers.