One of the [tag]softball drills[/tag] I always use is a [tag]softball drill[/tag] to teach the players to center themselves over a stationary ball.   We usually do this for the best 2 out of 3. We call it our “Pick up drill“.

A stationary ball can be a base hit to the outfield or slow roller in the infield that has rolled to a stop. The players position themselves to be pointing to the target they are going to throw to (for example third base to get a runner), and pushing their throwing hand straight down to pick up the ball.

I split the players into two groups and position the same number of [tag]softball[/tag]s at various distances. I give the players a minute to get their strategy together (who’s going for the ball the farthest away, etc.)   Next they line-up in single lines and it becomes a relay.   They must each run to the ball, pick it up correctly, be positioned correctly, and make an accurate throw to a designated target (a coach at a base), then run back and tag the next player in line.

We usually position the [tag]softball coach[/tag]es at 2nd and 3rd and run this softball drill from shortstop to left field. We switch the lines each game to give the players a different throw.