Purpose: To train players to use their feet while working on their throwing
How it works: Using cones, arrange four players in a square in the infield. One player starts the drill by throwing the ball to a teammate and the others join in by throwing the ball around the square. After making a throw, the players move back to a cone further back. This continues for three rounds, then the drill reverses so the throws go in the opposite direction. This time, however, players move in after each throw. Play continues until all players have returned to their original starting positions.
Variations: To make the drill more game-like, add in tags so players must bend down and swipe the dirt before making the throw. Ensure players are in good receiving position, so they’re set up to make the throw quickly. To make the drill competitive, pit two groups of four against each other to see who can finish the drill first with the losing group facing consequences. If a player makes a bad throw or bobbles the ball, all four teammates come off the field and are replaced with another group.
Requirements: Four to eight players, cones, balls and gloves, and a softball field or gym