Coming up with new ideas for [tag]teaching softball drills[/tag] can sometimes be a challenge. Here are a couple of [tag]drills[/tag] that my readers have sent in that work well. Give these a try!
Our girls have so much fun with this [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag]!
We place a 5 gallon bucket in front of home plate.
We line up half the girls at second base and the other half at shortstop. We hit ground balls to them and watch as they [tag]field[/tag] the ball and [tag]throw[/tag] at the bucket.
They receive 2 points for a direct hit and 1 for a bounce hit. The girls realize early on that they have a much better chance when they charge the ball!
I have the girls get into a circle and tell them to get on the balls of their feet while squatting down as if you were down and ready to field. Then I have them moving to either the left or the right while throwing ground balls to anyone at random.
I feel that it works on [tag]conditioning[/tag], [tag]communication[/tag], softhands, and [tag]fielding[/tag] grounders.