Today we will be sharing indoor softball drills that would be very useful for coaches if you’re having indoor tryouts. Also if for some reason you can’t practice outside due to weather. Before we get into the drills I just want to note that majority of these drills will be fielding drills. This is due to the difficulty to do hitting in a smaller enclosed space.
Indoor Softball Drills:
- The first drill that I would like to share with you is a fly ball/ ground ball drill. This drill focuses on outfielders but is helpful for everybody. You will be standing about 50 feet away from the player (if there’s enough space) that will be catching the ball. So you are going to start off with a slow ground ball. Then you will go with a line drive. After you will want to do a faster ground ball than before and follow up with a line drive again. Then finally hit an even faster ground ball followed by another line drive. I would recommend going through this drill twice with each player. Also since this is indoor you can choose to either throw or hit the ball. But if you want to have one of your players hit/throw the balls instead of the coach this could help improve both the players.
- Next we have a drill/game that would also be a very good drill for outdoors too. This a another fielding drill but is also a fun game. So you want to gather all of your players up in a circle without gloves. Then you want them to pass around a ball as fast as they can. If somebody drops it they’re out and you keep going until there is only one person left. This will help with transitioning from catching the ball to throwing the ball. It will help get your throws off quicker. Also you can add more than one ball to make it more fast pace.
- This last workout that I have for is a fitness/ indoor softball drill. You want to have two coaches 30 feet apart each will start with a ball. Then a player will run towards the other coach with a ball. The coach will toss a the ball up and the player will catch it then hand the ball to the coach. After the player will run to the other coach and do the same hand offs. They will repeat this how ever many times you want. This drill will help improve hand eye coordination and physical fitness.