It requires three [tag]softball coach[/tag]es to manage this high energy [tag]softball[/tag] drill. It creates game-like intensity while promoting an aggressive approach to hitting. These [tag]fun softball drills[/tag] will become the favorite of every team you coach.
Coach #1 pitches from the front of the mound.
Coach #2 manages the hitters
Coach #3 manages the transition of hitters and fielders.
– With a 12 to 14 man roster, put a full defensive team in the field (minus a pitcher)
– Create a lineup of your remaining 4 to 6 players
– Coach #2’s job is to manage the dugout and lineup which without leadership can become chaotic
– With Coach #1 pulling balls from a bucket, pitch to the first batter.
o All batters start with 2 strikes on them
o A strikeout ends the batters term as a “hitter”
o Every hit is live and the defense is trying to end each batter’s term as a “hitter” by getting them out
o If the batter hits safely, she remains in the lineup at the end of the line
o Batters can stay in the lineup as long as they continue to hit safely
– If the hitter is out in any way (strikeout or in the field), she rotates back to the field (sprinting at all times)
– Coach #3 walks the field and upon any “hitter” getting out, he taps the next fielder on the head and they spring in to the dugout to get a helmet and a bat. They then take their place in the end of the lineup. They are replaced in the field by the softball player that last got out.
This [tag]softball drill[/tag] re-creates “game like” intensity for both fielders and batters. It also promotes a very aggressive mentality in your hitters while promoting a good eye and dramatically reduces your called third strikes throughout the year.