If you’re searching for some new ideas for [tag]practice drills for softball[/tag], try the ones below.   Both are excellent for conditioning, hand-eye coordination and overall skill development.

Last Girl Standing
The first [tag]softball drill[/tag] is one that we do at least 2 times a week.   We use “soft-hands” or paddles instead of gloves.   I put them in groups of 3 or 4 and they take turns rolling 5 ground balls to the next person in line.   Then the person who fielded the balls becomes the roller and the roller hustles to the end of the line.

I make it a relay race so that the group of 4 that gets each person 5 ground balls the quickest wins and everyone else has to run a sprint.   We do that a few times then progress to the “knock out drill” where I hit balls at them (while still wearing the “soft hands”) and if they don’t field it cleanly, they’re out.

Last girl standing wins and the rest run a sprint.   It really has improved their focus and hand-eye coordination on ground balls.   Plus, they like the competitiveness of it.

Conditioning Drill
Another [tag]softball[/tag] drill that I do for my players is for building speed and agility.   It is called the 60 second drill where they walk at a pace for 30 seconds, jog for 20 seconds and sprint for 10 seconds.   Then they build up minutes.

Softball is stop and start which this works towards.