Softball Throwing Drills – Flip Drill & Bounce Throw Game

Here are two softball throwing drills that will help hone your teams skills.  The Flip drill is simple and the players love the competition of it.  The next one I call the Bounce Throw helps teach your players how to get the ball out the glove quicker.

Give these a try and have fun at the next practice!

Flip Drill
Objective:  master the art of the flip as part of a double play, etc.

How to do it:  Put 4 baseball gloves into a square about 15 feet wide.
Have 4 players at every corner.
Player one starts by taking a step and flipping an underhand flip to the next player.
This player goes to the corner he just threw to.  The receiving player does the same

Game: Break your team into 2 groups of 4-5 players in each box.  See how many flips each team can make in a row before dropping.
The team with the most wins.

Bounce Throw Drill
One of the drills I use to teach them how to get the ball out of their glove quicker to make a throw goes like this:

  • Pair each kid up with a partner
  • Have them sit facing each other about 10ft apart with their legs spread out in front. They will take a ball, bounce it in front of them, catch it and bring their arm back into a throwing position and throw to their partner.
  • Partner repeats the same drill throwing back to their partner.


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