I got the inspiration for these [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]coaching[/tag] tips from two of my readers, Matt and Rusty.   They include some fresh ideas for [tag]slow pitch softball tips[/tag].  Try them out and let me know what you think!Slow Pitch Softball Tips

From Matt…
I love the idea and am always looking for tips on how to make [tag]practice[/tag] better.  My team is a group of 8 year olds and changing things up and keeping the kids moving from [tag]drill[/tag] to drill has really seemed to work well for me.  It is challenging to get the parents to help, but keeps the kids interested.

Other than keeping kids moving from drill to drill…one thing that has really worked for my kids is [tag]throwing[/tag] from one knee during warm-ups.  I have seen tremendous improvements in both accuracy and arm strength.

From Rusty…
To keep practice moving, create a frenzy pace, increase [tag]teamwork[/tag], communication and to incorporate [tag]conditioning[/tag] during practice, have smaller groups, 2-3, with a conditioning station as one of the stations.

2-3 people shagging live hitting ensures that no one stands at the bucket, but they have to move and use teamwork to keep the [tag]pitcher[/tag] supplied with balls. Also, less numbers in a group means less standing around.

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