I have a couple of simple fun [tag]drills for girls softball[/tag] for you to try with your team. My players really enjoy these and don’t even realize the conditioning they are getting at the same time!
The first [tag]softball drill[/tag] is for working on line drives. It goes as follows:
I set up about 40 feet away with a tennis racket and bucket of tennis balls. The players line up and I will take them one at a time at any infield position and line five tennis balls at them and they compete with each other trying to go 5 for 5 in line drives. The fear factor is not there since these are tennis balls and the difficulty level goes up as the balls will pop out if you don’t squeeze. The girls really enjoy competing and trying to make spectacular plays.
At the end of [tag]softball practice[/tag] we will play a game of knockout. Have one player at first and a catcher, the rest of players lineup at the shortstop position. Hit ground balls to the shortstop position. The player has to field the [tag]softball[/tag] and make a good throw to first base; make a mistake and your out.
Then we will do a round of pop fly’s with a throw to the catcher.They love the competition.