Take a look at this submission from Bob. A great idea for [tag]indoor softball drills[/tag] that can work with all age groups.
Here is a [tag]softball drill[/tag] that is a lot of fun when conducting an indoor practice. I have one day a week scheduled in a local elementary gym in case it is raining here in the Great Northwest….which never happens by the way. I call this the “Fuggling Drill” because it is a cross between fielding and juggling.
I split my 12 players up into 3 or 4 groups with a [tag]softball coach[/tag] assigned to each group. The coach is out in front of his respective group approximately 20-25 feet with 2-3 balls available in his glove. Fielding fundamentals are stressed as well as quickness and accuracy. The coach begins throwing ground balls to the first player in line. Once the player fields the first ball cleanly, the second ball is thrown. The player must field each ball cleanly and make an accurate throw back to the coach out in front. A booted ball or bad throw results in that player moving to the back of the line. Each player/group attempts to set the record for the most balls fielded cleanly with accurate throws back to coach.
The coach can make this [tag]softball[/tag] drill more difficult by throwing grounders to each side of the player to get him or her moving to the ball and/or increasing the velocity of the grounders.