Last week, I sent out a request for my newsletter subscribers to send in their best [tag]softball fielding drills[/tag]. Check out this one below!
1 line at first base
1 line at third base
1 coach with bucket of balls at home
1 coach with bucket of balls at 2nd
Players at 1st run toward 2nd and players at 3rd run toward home. Coach at home hits ball into 2nd base gap for the player at first base — they must run and field the ball. Start with balls close to them and then extend the range.
Depending on age and skill level get them to the point of diving for the ball. The player fields the ball and puts it in the bucket of the coach who is at second base. Then they run to the end of the line at 3rd base. While this is going on the [tag]softball[/tag] coach at 2nd base hits a ball for the player on third — same thing. Start close and then work on their range and extending them. They field the ball and put it in the bucket of the coach who is at home. Then they run to the end of the line at 1st base. After you go through some series of fielding switch where the coaches hit to and where the players run to so you work their range to the other side. Coach at home hits towards second base and players at 3rd run towards 2nd — coach at 2nd hits towards home and players at 1st run towards home.