Looking for a [tag]girls softball fielding drill[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out this idea sent in by Alex and let me know how it goes for you.
One [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that I like to do and wish sometimes that it would get through to my girls alot quicker is the [tag]relay[/tag] drill.
I have three girls line up in a straight line starting at about 20 feet apart and gradually increasing the distance to as far as sixty to seventy feet apart.
You can have several lines going at the same time depending on the size of the facility.
Player one with ball in hand starts by making as straight a [tag]throw[/tag] to player two who should adjust to the throw and position herself to where she can catch the ball in throwing position rather than with her back to her next target.
We alternate the position of the girls after every throw at relaxed rate so as not to work too much on their movement of position to position, but on the [tag]speed[/tag] of the transfer and accuracy of the middle thrower.
The middle girls (relay) must be in throwing position when receiving the ball and looking for the target as they transfer ball from the glove to the throwing hand.
This drill will decrease the time it takes the ball to get from player one to player three tremendously.