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.

Casting
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!

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