Looking for a fun way to teach your squad to slide? Here's a great game to improve your team's baserunning ability and keep them safe in the process.
How the Drill Works
Have 1/4 of the players line up behind first base, 1/4 of the players line up behind second base, 1/4 of the players line up behind 3rd base, and 1/4 of the players line up at home.
Setting Up the Drill
You will need to have a dozen or so eggs (not hardboiled). Give two eggs (one for each hand) to the first player in line at home. She has to run to first base and slide, with her hands up so as not to break the eggs.
The first player in line at first base gets the eggs from the runner and runs to second base and slides. This continues until all the players have run and slid.
You will be amazed how few (if any) eggs are broken. We have never broken one. Good luck playing this with your team.
Put your skills to the test by signing up for a softball league or event near you.