Minors – Week 3 Drills

Schedule:

6:00 – 6:15: Coaches warm up their teams stretching and throwing (correctly) with a partner

6:15-6:30: Station 1

6:30-6:35: water

6:35-6:50: Station 2

6:50-7:05: Station 3

7:05-7:10: water

7:10-7:25: station 4

CLEAN up

 

Today’s Stations:

Todays Stations:

  1. Softball Golf
    1. 3 buckets will be out to simulate golf holes.

      All the girls start on the same hole.

      To begin all players stand at the marker labelled tee and take turns throwing the ball towards the hole.

      If they do not put it in the hole then they continue throwing until they do.

      Play continues until they all put their ball in the hole and then the rotate to the next hole.

    2. If you want to keep track of the winners of the hole so you can have a labelled softball golf pro then go for it.

 

  1. Agility with Fielding Fly balls
    1. Before starting the agility course review with the girls how to catch a fly ball.

      We will use tennis balls for this.

      Have the girls all line up and 1 by 1 toss a tennis ball and have them catch it.

      After each girl has done that have them go through the agility course and catch a pop fly (tennis ball) correctly at the end

    2. Fielding a fly ball Fielding sequence

      Move feet and body under the ball

      Hands are above the head and in front of the line of the body

      Hold the glove wide open facing the ball with the fingers of the glove pointing up

      The throwing hand is close to and beside the glove to secure the ball

      Watch the middle of the ball into the glove

      On impact close the glove and cover it with the throwing hand to secure the ball

      Let hands and arms give to soften the impact as the catch is made

      Bring the glove to the throwing shoulder ready to throw Ready position Body position

    3. Catching technique

      Watch the ball all the way into the glove

      Catch the ball as close as possible to the throwing shoulder

      Catch the ball with the fingers of the glove pointing up

      On impact close the glove and cover it with the throwing hand to secure the ball

      Let hands and arms give to ‘soften’ the impact as the catch is made

  2. Infield positions with grounders and throwing to bases.
    1. Review every position with the girls.

      Where to stand and what base to cover.

      We want every girl to understand the positions.

    2. Review the sequence of fielding the ball.

      Ready position – Move behind the path of the ball and set feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart

      Bend the knees and lean from the waist with the weight on the inside part of the balls of the feet

      Lean forward from the waist so that the glove touches the ground in front of the body. (Players should be able to see their elbows)

      Hold the glove wide open facing the ball with the fingers of the glove pointing down

      The throwing hand is close to and beside the glove

      Watch the middle of the ball into the glove (This is where we should see the top of their heads and they alligator chomp it closed)

      Close the glove and cover it with the throwing hand to secure the ball firmly

      In one continuous motion grip the ball and transfer the glove and ball to the throwing shoulder ready to throw.

    3. Have them practice fielding ground balls and throwing to first, second and third.

  3. Batting
    1. Review the 10 keys of batting sheet

      Click here to Download Batting Sheet

      Have them all line up with helmet on and bat in hand.

      Make sure they are far enough away from one and other so no one hits anyone.

      Review the batting mechanics with them. You should be doing it as well.

      Once all girls have practiced their correct swing.

      Have them go to the tees and practice the swing by hitting the ball off tee.

      Make adjustments as needed.