I got the inspiration for this [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]coaching[/tag] tip from Ray, one of my readers. It includes some fresh ideas on [tag]softball work out drills[/tag]. Try it out and let me know what you think!
We’ve had players scared to [tag]throw[/tag] with other players because they don’t know their throwing style/speed.
This [tag]drill[/tag] prevents the same players pairing up during [tag]warm up[/tag] throws. This also helps each player learn the throwing style of their other teammates and in turn develops trust between players.
Rotate throwing partners:
Have your best [tag]thrower[/tag]s/[tag]catcher[/tag]s in one line…say there are 6 players on the grass. The other 6 will be on the foul line with the fence about 5 feet behind them. (The ones closest to the fence are the throwers who aren’t the best catchers. The fence is behind them to prevent them from having to run to get the ball if they miss the [tag]catch[/tag].)
Once you have your best throwers/catchers paired up with the not so good throwers/catchers you have them throw for about 1 minute then say “rotate”. The players on the foul line will rotate with the other players on the foul line. The good throwers/catchers on the grass DO NOT rotate. Have them throw another minute and then rotate again. You will rotate the foul line kids until every player on the foul line has a chance to throw with every player that is in the other line.