This is one of the [tag]girls softball drills[/tag] that I start every practice with. This drill is called the “4 Corners” drill. It stresses making good accurate throws & tags and works on footwork for a force-out. It works like this.
I time it as a way to get my girls to get better and faster and helps to make it more fun.
1)Have the team split up into equal groups and form a line at all the bases & home plate (usually 3 per base & home plate).
2) The drill works with the coach standing on the pitcher’s mound. He can follow the drill just by turning in circles making corrections &/or encouragement as the drill progresses
3) Drill starts by the [tag]softball coach[/tag] throwing the ball to the first player in line @ 1st base & then starts timing.
4) 1st baseman holds ball in throwing position and moves toward the pitcher’s circle while pretending to watch a potential runner on third. When they get about halfway to the pitcher’s circle (girls [tag]softball[/tag]-but can be used for boys as well) they throw the ball home, where the catcher puts down a tag and then throws to third base who puts down a tag. 3rd base throws to 2nd base & tags & throws to 1B where the 1st baseman practices receiving the ball in a good stretch toward the ball. This continues until all the girls have gone through the line at that base. When the original 1st baseman gets the softball back she flips to the coach on the pitcher’s mound, who then tells the girls to rotate to the next base.
All the girls then sprint to the next base, 1B to home, home to 3B, 3B to 2B, 2B to 1B & then the drill starts again and continues until all kids have completed their a turn at every base. Once that it is done the coach stop the clock.
Try doing this [tag]softball drill[/tag] under 4 minutes can be challenging!