Take a look at this submission from Darren, one of my subscribers. A great example of [tag]defensive softball drills[/tag] that can work with all age groups.
I like to work a [tag]softball drill[/tag] where there are 2 [tag]softball coach[/tag]es on each side of home plate. Coach A hits grounders to girls at SS who flip to a girl at second who fake a throw to 1B as to simulate a double play. Coach B hits grounders to 3B who throws to 1B. Coach A then hits grounders to 2B who Flips to SS and fakes throw to 1B. Coach B hits grounders to 1B who throws to 3B to get lead runner. Coach A hits to SS who throws to 1B. Coach B hits to 2B who throws to 3B. Coach A hits to 2B who throws to 1B. Coach B hits to SS who throws to 3B.
This drill is great to get fielders a lot of ground balls and make them work on getting their feet in proper position to make different throws they may encounter during a [tag]softball[/tag] game. I use this with intermediate to advanced levels.
Whichever girls are making the last catch drop balls into a bucket. Ex–When hitting to SS to 1B, 1B drops ball into bucket.
Equipment needed: Two buckets, balls and infield.