I’m often asked for fresh ideas for [tag]girls softball drills[/tag]. Here’s a simple [tag]coaching[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that Robyn sent to me that will pay huge dividends with your team.
I have a [tag]softball[/tag] drill that my 10 year old girls love to do. It’s the first thing that they ask to do when practice starts; although, I use it as a reward at the end of [tag]practice[/tag]. It’s a [tag]grounder’s game[/tag] that they LOVE.
You may have already heard about it but this is what I do:
-Split the team in half
-Use bats as the boundaries on each end (4 total – 2 each side)
-Space the bats about 20-30′ apart and the girls line up between the bats facing the other team so it’s 6 against 6
-Hard grounders are then exchanged between teams
-If the ball gets thru, that player is out
-This continues until one team (or both) is down to 1 player – then if the team with one player stops the thrown grounder from going thru, she can pull in another teammate…bumping the advantage of that team up to 2 players
-The first team to lose all the players, loses
-The teammates can back each other up as long as they don’t go behind the imaginary line between the bats – so the player can charge the ball and the team can back her up
The winning team gets to choose what the losing team does – laps or base sprints. They LOVE making this decision.
This is a BIG hit with my girls and they have improved greatly since I started using it 3 weeks ago.