This idea is one of the [tag]fast pitch softball fielding drills[/tag] that was sent in to me recently by one of my readers. Try this out with your team tonight!
This is a [tag]softball drill[/tag] I use to get all my players to try out the infield positions:
Have a player at each infield position. The rest of the players line up down the third base line (hopefully not too many). Put an empty bucket in foul territory by third base.
I hit a ground ball to the shortstop and she turns two. The first baseman then makes the throw across the diamond to the third baseman. The third baseman must straddle the bag and make the “V” tag. She tosses the [tag]softball[/tag] into the bucket at third and hustles to short. The shortstop moves to second and the second baseman goes to first. The first baseman jogs behind the backstop and goes to the end of the line at third.
We make a game of it to see how many times we can be perfect. It gets everyone a taste of each position. We also can switch up how starts the double play (second to short, or first to second to first then the throw to third). Start slow and emphasize proper technique for each position.