Looking for a fun way to improve your squad in all areas of the game? Here's a drill from the active fastpitch community ideal for sharpening your team.
Setting Up the Drill
We use this drill to teach aggressive base running, hitting, and fielding. The drill uses a whiffle ball and a plastic bat.
First set the bases at about 40 feet apart. Divide your team in two.
One half of the team fields while the other half of the team bats. Fielders do not use their gloves. We want to teach them that the hands are the real tools in catching the ball.
How the Drill Works
The ball is pitched from about 20 feet away. The batter has only three chances to hit the ball. (There are no balls or walks in this drill.)
Once the ball is hit, the batter must run the bases until she reaches home plate or is tagged out. The fielders must always try to tag the runner out at first.
You bat the entire line up. Then you change sides. We usually do this drill twice a week for about 20 minutes at a very fast pace.