Last week, I sent out a request for my newsletter subscribers to send in their favorite [tag]softball coaching[/tag] tips.   Check out this one below (very creative!).Softball Coaching

From Melody…
The first [tag]softball drill[/tag] that came to mind is more of a coordination/team building fun game. I have to give my High school [tag]softball coach[/tag] the credit for it. We used to play it at team parties and at the end of some practices to bring us together as a team. I‘ve tried it with my high schoolers, ASA and now Little League. They all love it. It’s called “Osa Tom Bay.” It is a rhythm game.

“Osa Tom Bay”
Have the player’s sit in a circle and give each a [tag]softball[/tag]. They pass the ball to the right while saying the silly words to a beat or rhythm. As the player’s pass the ball they should place the ball in front of the person they are sitting next to. When the players come to the 2nd ‘cona’ they hold the ball while keeping with the rhythm and then let go and pass the ball on ‘tone.’ It should always end on the right. These are the silly words said to a rhythm or beat: “Osa tom bay ooh pong dongo dongo songo saberay saberay cona dilly cona tikki tikki tone.” Then the idea is to get faster and start eliminating players who mess up, until you are left with two remaining players.

I’m sure this is called something else and maybe even played with different words but this is how I remember it. And my girls’ love it. It makes a [tag]softball practice[/tag] that may not have gone smoothly, end on a fun positive note. I do not do it all the time, just on occasion to bring the girl’s together and have fun as a team.