Looking for [tag]practice drills for softball[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out these ideas below and let me know how it goes for you.
I like to call this [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] PFP, or pitchers [tag]fielding[/tag] [tag]practice[/tag]. Basically you just have the right side of your [tag]infield[/tag] (1B, 2B, P, & C) take a bunch of ground balls and have them “make the play”.
By isolating these 4 positions you get a lot of reps, and we also like to stress communication. How many times have we seen a young [tag]pitcher[/tag] not know where to go on a [tag]bunt[/tag]? How many times have we seen a pitcher and a 1st baseman both chase the little dribbler that’s headed toward 2nd? Giving these positions a lot of reps during PFP will minimize their mistakes come Game-day.
Want something a little more challenging than suicides?
Have your team run 8-6-4-2s
Line up your team on one sideline.
They have 60 seconds to complete 8 back & forths between the sidelines
Each time they get to the sideline where they started they count up 1, 2, 3, etc…
If they make it, give them 30 seconds of rest being sure to breathe in though the nose and out the mouth.
Next they have 45 seconds to complete 6 back & forths.
30 seconds to complete 4 back & forths
15 seconds to complete 2 back & forths
If they don’t make any one of sets, they start all over again.