This is one of our favorite [tag]softball hitting drills[/tag]. It is a [tag]bunting[/tag] [tag]softball drill[/tag] that we use to promote both offense and defense when trying to get a base runner from 1st base to 3rd base.
Defense is comprised of entire infield (1st, 2nd, SS, 3rd, Pitcher, Catcher). Offense has a base runner on first and a batter at home plate. Third base [tag]softball coach[/tag] gives signal to batter to bunt down third base line. Third base coach also gives signal to first base coach for full speed run from 1st base to 2nd base to 3rd base without hesitation. First base coach instructs base runner at 1st base to make full speed run round 2nd base to 3rd base but still be looking for third base coach’s signal to slide and hold up at 2nd base. If third base coach does not give hold up signal, base runner runs at full speed rounding 2nd base and slides into 3rd base.
This [tag]softball[/tag] drill is designed first of all to keep the infield on their toes at all times while runners are on base even after a throw-out is made at first base. Also, good offensive strategy to develop for aggressive base running should another team be scouted that relaxes too quickly after a throw-out at first base.