One of the drills for girls softball that we do sometimes is what I call lite flight scrimmages.   This is great fun and works a lot of fundamentals into your practice.

  • You take and break your team up into 2-3 groups depending on the size of your squad.
  • Put defense on the field and soft toss to batters.
  • The fielders have no gloves on.

As the batter hits the softball it is up to the defense to make a play. There are only 2 ways to make an out: 1 if the ball is caught in the air or 2 if you hit the runner rounding bases.

A couple of things to remember–the batter never stops. She continues around the bases until hit by the ball or she scores all the time using proper mechanics. If she fails in that she is out. The defense cannot chase her; they have to make proper throws to the person that the batter is running to and the ball has to be thrown. You cannot tag the runner.