I spend a lot of time working on accurate throws and aiming at a target with my 9th grade team.   I call this the Target Drill.

Target Drill
We divide the girls up into equal teams of 4 or 5.   Have one girl sit on a bucket on the 3rd baseline and the rest of their team lines up on the baseline between 1st and 2nd with 4 balls 10 feet in front of them.

  • The first person in line runs up to the group of balls, grabs one and throws to the girl on the bucket.
  • The girl on the bucket is not allowed to move, so the throws must be good.
  • After she throws the first ball she runs back to her baseline, touches it, then runs back to the group of balls to throw another one.
  • She does this until all 4 balls have been thrown to the girl on the bucket.
  • If any throws go by the catcher she must wait until all balls are thrown to go retrieve them.
  • The thrower becomes the catcher on the bucket and the catcher sets the balls back in their group and goes to the end of the line.
  • The next girl in line now begins.

The team to get everyone to throw and catch first wins.