Minors – Week 5 Drills

Schedule:

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

6:15 – 7:15 stations: Station 1 is 30 minutes and Station 2 and 3 are 15 minutes

7:15- clean up

CLEAN up

 

Today’s Stations:

Todays Stations are going to be a little different. There will be 1 station that will allow the whole team to be together and then there will be 2 other stations to do.

One whole team (that is split into 2 groups) will start at station 1, while the other team is split into 2 groups and will go to station 2 and 3. Once that is completed then the team that was doing station 1 will break up into their groups and do station 2 and 3. While the team that was at station 2 and 3 will now go to station 1.

 

STATION #1:

Live hitting with infield work

Coaches this is the time to work with your team on understanding the game of softball.
This station will be 30 minutes and allow the team to be together.
One group (of 5) will be in the field and the other group (of 5) will be batting.
Coaches will be pitching the balls.
We will move the bases in a few feet to allow the girls to be more successful.
You will play 5 outs and then switch.
Infield team goes to batting while the batting team goes to play the infield.

 

STATION #2

Throwing station

The girls will work on accuracy and hitting the targets that will be hanging on the fence.
Work with the girls on accuracy of their throws.
You will first have the girls warm up throwing and review the proper form for throwing.
Once they are ready line them up one behind the other facing the fence.
They will start about 10 feet from the fence, once they are successful move them back.
Please make sure to continue reinforcing the proper throwing technique.

 

STATION #3

Outfield Station – Catching tennis balls

Review with the girls how to position their body to catch a pop fly in the outfield as well as grounders in the outfield.
Have the girls line up behind the cone and the coach will hit or throw pop flies and grounders to the girls.
If you want to step it up a bit have one girl be a cut off between the coach and the girl catching it, so they can work on their throws.