Looking for [tag]softball outfield drills[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out this idea below sent in by Frank and let me know how it goes for you.
Technique I use in this [tag]drill[/tag] with 7-9 year old girls to get them to field the ball with two hands.
Have them stand in pairs about 5 to 10 feet apart. You can start them at five and have them back up a foot or two after a few successful exchanges.
Do NOT have them use their glove. Have them either roll or toss the ball to their partner. I have them do both and switch it up.
They will naturally use two hands with no prompting from a [tag]coach[/tag] during the exchanges. All you have to do is point out to them what they are doing. After a few go rounds have them put their gloves on and repeat the exercise. Now verbally reinforce the use of two hands while they are using the gloves.
This also works as a good [tag]softball[/tag] warm up thing to do and constantly reinforces the two hands [tag]fielding[/tag].