I got the inspiration for this [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]coaching[/tag] tip from Tony. It includes some fresh ideas on [tag]softball training drills[/tag]. Try it out and let me know what you think!
The players really like this [tag]drill[/tag] for [tag]indoor practice[/tag]. I call it TEAM DEFENSE!!!!!
Split players into two equal teams.
One team will be [tag]hitting[/tag] off a tee, or soft toss, from about 40-50 feet away.
The other team will be playing [tag]defense[/tag], spread out against the far wall. The players can spread out any way that they think their team will be successful. All players must be behind the foul line, for safety.
All players on hitting team get one swing. If the defense allows the ball to hit the wall behind them, they have to do some sort of exercise–plyometrics, push-ups, crunches, etc. After all hitters have hit, the defense [tag]sprints[/tag] to the side and does the set amount of exercises.
The teams then switch roles. If the defense stops all of the [tag]hitters[/tag] from hitting the wall, then the hitting team, must do the exercise.
The kids really play hard together, and push each other. We try and get a quick game in every day or so, to keep their excitement.
For safety, we use Incrediballs. They still fly pretty fast. Great reaction drill line on the wall.