Do you run "Live Play" drills only to be disappointed that your runners aren't hustling? (or maybe you have a coach jogging the bases?)
Here's a drill that works on base running and bunt defense as well as giving your (often neglected) catchers some much needed position-specific practice.
With runners standing at home and first base, the coach (who is behind the catcher)
will toss the ball over the catchers shoulder simulating a bunt
The catcher fields the bunt, decides which runner to throw out, and makes the throw.
One point goes to defense if the runner is thrown out at first and two points if the runner is thrown out at second.
Offense earns one point for reaching second safely and one-half point for reaching first safely.
Whichever team earns five points first, wins!
You can run this with players at C, 1,2,SS and 2 runners, working on throws to first & second
or put in a full infield/full defense with multiple runners and vary the scenarios for plays to any & all bases
GLLSOW Softball Players: Wear your uniforms and come on down to cheer on the Y's LiveSTRONG walkers, as they stride to support cancer survivors and cancer research! Meet them at Doolittle as they cross the finish line at 9:40am! Saturday, September 20 at Doolittle Park!
Players and Parents - GLLSOW NEEDS YOU....
To help grow the league! We can't do it without your support! Fall and spring ball families together make an amazing team!
We will be at Wallingford Community Day at Doolittle Park on Saturday, September 20 from 10 am - 2 pm! This event is expected to attract over 2000 Wallingford families.
What can you do to help?
First, please come wearing anything you own that says GLLSOW - a uniform, a Girls' Rule T-shirt, a coach shirt - whatever! Come find our booth and hang out! Mingle with the crowd. Have the girls bring gloves - we are hoping to have enough space to let them throw a ball around.
Second, sign up to work our booth. We need at least 2 people for each slot. Slots are 9:30-11 (includes set up), 11-12, 12-1, and 1-2:30 (includes break down - may actually end early if the crowds are dwindling). This would involve passing out information about the league, clinics, goodies, having people fill out raffle ticket forms, etc. We will be offering a $10 discount to people who register before November 1, and we will be raffling off 5 enrollments.
Third, we need at least 3 girls/parents/coaches each hour to volunteer to help with some skills drills. This will be a great opportunity to show Wallingford what we do with our girls. Slots are 10-11, 11-12, 12-1, 1-2. These will be pretty basic for this event - throwing, hitting whiffle ball off tee, pitching form.