If you’re coaching a 12U [tag]girls softball[/tag] team, try these [tag]fun softball drills[/tag] to improve their baserunning skills. I needed a drill so that when the girls are running from 1st to 2nd they pick me up at 3rd, 1/2 way between 1st and 2nd to know whether to stop or go all the way to 3.

I call this [tag]softball drill[/tag] “Efron or Jonas”.  When the girl is running and just about 1/2 way I stand at 3rd and hold up either a picture of Zac Efron or one of the Jonas brothers.  They have to call out who they saw.  I don’t hold up the picture until they are half way.  Their observation skills improved instantly.

We added another part because some of the girls were looking as soon as they started running, so we put a [tag]softball coach[/tag] at 2nd and he has two stuffed animals.  So they have to call the stuff animal out and then look and call Efron or Jonas.

The girls have fun with this one!  If you’re coaching a young softball team, try it out.  Results are immediate.

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