I’ve gotten a whole bunch of requests for [tag]girls fastpitch softball drills[/tag] over the past few days. Here’s a couple of great [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] ideas that I received from Jeff and Sterling.
Need a stopwatch – Base Running Drill
Put a pitcher on the mound to throw. Work with the runners to get a jump on the release, also have them go from first to third. Really focus on these:
1) jump from first
2) body lean into second, inside foot contacting corner of base and cut the angle as close to 90 degree angle as possible toward third
3) Round third practice the same.
Purpose of stopwatch is 6 seconds from 1st to 3rd and it keeps the girls competing.
One of the best drills I do with my infield is to put a girl at each base. After throwing it to each girl I start yelling the base number out and the girl must throw to that base as she is hearing it.
I believe it helps her think on the fly and react quickly. It has really helped us over the years.