Youth Softball drills- Target Drill

April 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To improve throwing accuracy for younger players. Repetition is important when coaching youth softball as to lessen errors.

Procedure: You will need soft-covered softballs, colored masking tape, access to a fence or a wall. On the wall or fence mark off three or four squares with blue painter’s tape, 18 inches by 18 inches. The squares should be about 4 to 6 feet apart from each other. Within the large blue squares mark off smaller squares with white tape. Mark a line on the ground in front of each square. The distance between the line and the box depends on the age and skill level of the players.

Divide the team into as many groups as there are large squares or the fence or wall. Give each player 3 to 5 balls. The first player in each line throws the ball against the fence. Award one point for throwing the ball within the blue square and two points for hitting one of the smaller white squares.

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