Chris from Iowa sent in a request for some fresh [tag]softball coaching[/tag] [tag]drills[/tag] he could use with his team. Here’s one sent in by Bill for infielders.
You get your infielder’s at their position (except the pitcher).
The ball starts at the catcher, she throws to the second baseman, she throws to the third baseman, she throws to the first baseman, she throws to the shortstop, and she throws back to the catcher.
The whole time this is going on you have a runner run the bases. They leave at the same time as the catcher starts the cycle.
This [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] starts out easy for the fielders because they tend to start in kinda close and creep in. I let them do that for a while, till it gets too easy. Then I make them start backing up. After they get a few steps in the grass the faster runners start making it close. (The runners like to see a dropped or missed ball.)
This helps the fielders learn to get rid of the ball quickly.