Last week, I sent out a request for my newsletter subscribers to send in their favorite [tag]conditioning drills for softball[/tag]. Check out this one below!
Here’s a [tag]softball drill[/tag] we call “round the horn“. It helps develop arm strength, along with accuracy, and builds endurance.
Start out having one player stand on each of the 4 bases, and one player at the short stop position – all other players are waiting in line in short left field.
The [tag]softball drill[/tag] starts when the [tag]softball coach[/tag] standing near home plate hits a grounder to the player at short stop. That player fields the grounder and throws to first base – then he follows his throw and sprints to first base.
The player that is on first base receives the throw and he turns and throws to the player standing on second base then follows his throw by sprinting to second base. The player on second base receives the throw and turns and throws to the player standing on third base then follows his throw and sprints to 3rd base. The player on third base receives the throw and turns and throws it home then follows the throw by sprinting home. The player standing on home plate tosses the [tag]softball[/tag] to the coach and sprints to the back of the line out in short left field – and it starts all over again as the coach will hit a ground ball to the next player in line that has stepped up into the short stop position.
You can make this even more interesting for the players by having them count as a team how many successful throws and catches they can accomplish during this drill. They then try to better themselves each time.
Our players actually request this drill each and every practice!