Mitch in Cleveland emailed me looking for fresh ideas for [tag]softball baserunning drills[/tag]. Here’s a [tag]softball baserunning drill[/tag] that one of my subscribers sent to me. Give this one a try!
A [tag]softball drill[/tag] that I like to run works on throwing and catching and running the bases.
You place a player on every base including home and you have one runner. When you say “go” the runner tries to run the bases and to beat the [tag]softball[/tag] back to homeplate before the throwers get it around the bases. The throwers must tag the base before throwing to the next base so that a bad throw or missed ball must be brought to the base before thrown to the next base.
Also, if the runner misses a base the player must go back and tag it before continuing. This drill is a fun competition. You can also decide if you would like to allow backups for the baseplayers or if they must chase the ball down themselves and run it back. You can have several runners and several groups of throwers and switch after each turn. Have fun!