I’m often asked for advice on [tag]defensive softball drills[/tag]. Here’s a simple [tag]softball coaching tip[/tag] that will pay huge dividends with your team.
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 game. I use this with intermediate to advanced levels.
Which ever 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.