These ideas for [tag]coaching tips coed softball[/tag] are courtesy of my readers, Brad and Doug. Keep the ideas coming!
One [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that I use to help with [tag]throwing[/tag] accuracy from the [tag]outfield[/tag] or from the [tag]infield[/tag] to home plate is the use of a 5-gallon bucket laying down on the plate. [tag]Fielders[/tag] must throw so that the ball enters the bucket. The throw may bounce or do so on the fly….just as long as the throw is accurate enough to enter the bucket.
I have two [tag]drills[/tag] I like.
For [tag]fielding[/tag], have the kids take off their cap and hold it in their mouth (biting on the bill of the cap) then roll or hit soft grounders to them. This forces them to field the ball in front of them, and not wait until the ball gets between their legs to try and stop it….works great.
For [tag]batting[/tag] get a bag of uncooked beans (the little white ones) and toss them to the kids (about 10 feet away). The kids hit away at the beans. Even though they are small, and don’t fly straight you’ll be suprised how fast the kids learn to hit them, developing their “batter’s eye.”