Steve in Michigan emailed me this [tag]high school softball coaching[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag]. I copied and pasted it here for you to use at your next [tag]practice[/tag]. Fun and effective for any age!
My players love our one ball, two ball drill.
Split your [tag]softball[/tag] team so there are an even number at each base including home plate.
Start at home and have one player throw to 1B. She then [tag]runs[/tag] to 1B. Player receiving the ball throws to 2B. She runs to 2B. Player at 2B throws to 3B, she runs to 3B. Player at 3B throws home, she runs to home. Continue to [tag]throw[/tag] around the bases.
Everyone stay in line at each base and jumps in when it becomes their turn. To incorporate two balls, have one start at home and another at 2B. They start out [tag]throwing[/tag] at the same time and run to the base they threw to and you keep going around the bases, though you have to quicken your run so you are ready to receive and throw the ball to the next base.
We set a timer for 1 minute. With two balls they really have to hustle.