This idea for a [tag]softball infield drill[/tag] comes courtesy of Steven. Quite an adaptation of a basketball drill put to use as a [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag]!
I have one that I tried in the spring–a softball infield drill. I thought this would work for my infielders, but I let the whole team in on it. One of the things [tag]infielders[/tag] need work on at an early age is flipping the ball in way the teammate can catch easy. I am a big basketball fan, so I thought back over [tag]drills[/tag] we use to do on the court. The three man weave is something I came up with. The girls had fun and the ones that had played basketball knew how to do it as an example to the others. I ran it close together.
How do you do the weave? Get three lines. Girl in the middle line has the ball. All three start moving; the middle girl flips underhand to the girl to her right and curls around back of her. The girl to the right moves to the middle-flips to the girl on her left and curls around the back of her– then she goes to the middle and the cycle starts over.
It is fun for the girls and does not take too much time. The [tag]coaches[/tag] even get involved.
Here’s another practice tip from Tina:
We have found that the best as a team so far for us……is [tag]batting practice[/tag] with a game ideal. Meaning…we practice with 3 batters with 9 outs total and we count all balls and strikes. we coach per each hit etc… to help teach. With 9 and 10 year old girls that need to learn, we find that works for us.