4 Fun Softball Games For Kids

These softball drills teach kids the basics—hitting, running, throwing, and catching—in fun, simple ways that beginners will understand and enjoy!

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This hitting drill emphasizes making contact with the ball and correct placement of the bat once the batter has hit the ball. You will need a tee, a ball, a bat, gloves for each player and a hula hoop.

Divide the team into two sides. Fielders will play as usual. Batters take turns hitting from the tee, focusing on making solid contact with the ball.

Once they have hit the ball, they must toss their bat into the hula hoop on the ground next to home base before they can run to first. If the player misses the ball or knocks the tee over, it's a strike. After three strikes, the player is out.

The player is also out if they don't place their bat in the hula hoop before running to first.

More: 7 Fundamentals Every Hitter Needs to Know

Red Light Green Light

Using this kids game for softball helps beginners get used to running with a glove and ball in their hands.

Each player will need a glove with a ball in it. Have the players form a line facing the coach, who is about 60 to 90 feet away.

The drill begins when the coach turns away from the players and yells "green light." The kids run toward him/her as fast as they can, making sure to hold on to their balls.

Periodically the coach will yell "red light" and spin around. If the coach sees any of the players moving after he/she has called "red light," those players are out.

The first player to get close and tag the coach out wins.

More: 6 Indoor Softball Drills

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Since 2005, Softball Spot has helped thousands of busy softball coaches tap into the "Insider Secrets" of hitting, pitching, fielding, base-running and other key softball skills. Every week, we provide our readers with proven, effective softball drills and coaching tips to help you build fundamental skills, and have more fun with your team! Visit our website today and get instant access to 5 free softball coaching videos from 11-time NCAA Champ Sue Enquist.

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