I received many suggestions for [tag]softball drills youth[/tag] from my readers. Here are two from Jeannette and from Chad that should be added to your arsenal of [tag]drills[/tag]!
I coach a 12 u TEAM.
I do a [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that I call the “Bermuda triangle”.
Basically I split the girls into groups of three, one [tag]catcher[/tag] and two [tag]throwers[/tag]. The throwers stand about 15 feet apart, and they throw the ball directly in front of them. This makes the catcher move back and forth for the ball. Every “station is doing a different drill (i.e.: pop flys, grounder, short hops).
I have the girls rotate clockwise from station to station every minute until they all are back where they started.
I [tag]coach[/tag] 10 & under so still have some working on basic [tag]swing[/tag] of bat.
I set up 3 stations–first two are one armed swing with dowell rod and the third, to emphasize the technique, we set up two tees with the back one slightly above the front causing them to swing down at the ball.
If that is going ok, we make a little contest for a fourth station and give girls 10 swings at the tee blindfolded.
Fun for coaches and other girls to watch.