Plates clipped to the backstop. Close painting paper plates to backstop or fence. Each plate has points and the girls are in points. Before throwing at the paper plates they are to practice throwing with each other in partners doing the set throw that we did last week.
Infield drill – Protect My House
Before the game review how to appropriately field ground balls with the girls. (grounders with trying to have one side get balls past the other)
One player in front of a fence screen, or multiple kids in front of multiple screens with one kid per screen (3-4 against the backstop behind home plate
makes this easier.)
Coach starts with grounders and the kid gets a point for every ball that doesn’t touch the screen.
Then keep track of consecutive stops.
If using one screen, the player rotates to the back of the line if she misses.
Highest consecutive stops wins the round.
If using multiple kids on multiple screens, they stay, but keep track of the highest string of consecutive stops.
Progress to short hops, low line drives, chest high and just within reach above the head.
Practice running to first, first to second, first, second and third and then all the way
Time girls to see how they do.
Make sure to emphasize how to run bases run three first and needing to stop on second and third.