Recently I have been coaching t-ball softball. Here are a few of my “expert” ideas after three weeks of working with this age of softball players. They may not be traditional but they are fun and build muscle memory.
I like to use stations to keep the attention peaked with this age group. They need a lot of focused activity to maintain interest while teaching skills.
Hula Hoops or Halloween Masks As Targets
I have been hanging hula hoops and masks up on fences as throwing targets. Kind of like going to the fair. Grab a bunch of balls and make it a competition. This is great as a station.
I have also used the target for hitting off the tee. Much more fun than just hitting into a fence.
Do this drill with Kid fishing poles.Use as a station. Learn to cast and build throwing muscle memory.
- You use the same motion as throwing.
- Glove foot forward.
- Throw and follow through.
- Tie rubber weights on the end.
- Put some hula hoops or cones out as targets.
Distance would depend on the age. Fun for all!