Last week, I sent out a request for my newsletter subscribers to send in a favorite [tag]softball coaching[/tag] tip.   Check out this one below from Mark!Softball Coaching

From Mark…
I have an idea that I would like to share with you, it’s not a [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] but it does get the kids involved in the [tag]team building[/tag] concept which I feel is the key to succeeding in having fun while you learn.

I [tag]coach[/tag] a 7 -8 year old girls softball team, the “Saltville Wildcats”, and I wanted to get the girls involved with each other because they go to two different schools which means they don’t all know each other.   So what I did was on our first [tag]practice[/tag] I ask each kid to come up with an exercise that they enjoy doing and write it down on a piece of paper and bring it with them to the next practice. The next practice came and each kid brought their paper and I ask each player to demonstrate their exercise.

The players formed a circle, (without me asking them to) I would call each player out, one at a time to demonstrate and they did. I made a list of the exercises and put them in order for future practices and now before each practice I will get out the “boom box”, (which was Kenny & Becky’s idea) and play some “get down” music and the players go through their routine one at a time doing their own hand picked [tag]exercise[/tag] without me forcing them.