Coming up with new ideas for a [tag]softball baserunning drill[/tag] can sometimes be a challenge. Here’s a [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that Frederick sent to me that works well.
Divide the players equally among the four bases. One at a time from each base will be [tag]running[/tag], with the others waiting their turn. At ‘go’ from the [tag]coach[/tag], the four take off. Proper technique is a must and the goal would be to do a certain amount right in a row before going on to something else.
Player at the plate: Simulates a swing. Takes off as if [tag]hitting[/tag] a double and possibly a triple. Makes a good turn at first. Picks up the 3rd base coach half way to 2nd. Rounds 2nd hard, ‘picks up the ball’ and returns to 2nd quickly.
Player at first: From a lead, goes from 1st to 3rd. Picks up the 3rd base coach half way to 3rd. Makes a hard turn at 3rd then returns quickly.
Player at 2nd: From a lead, goes from 2nd to home. Picks up the 3rd base coach and makes a good turn. Runs hard through the plate.
Player at 3rd: From a lead, goes back to the bag to tag. Takes off for home, rounds it, and then takes off for 1st as if beating out a single, looks inside towards the 1st base dugout as he crosses the bag for possible overthrow.