This Softball Quick Feet Throwing Drill is great for getting players to focus on the task at hand and work on their quick transition of the ball. We know that the transition of the ball to throwing is where time is lost and outs are missed. The fielder has less than 4 seconds on average to get the runner out at first base after a ground ball is hit. With a very good baserunner it will be closer to 3 seconds. This emphasizes the critical transition phase of throwing which of course means quick feet and quick hands.
Softball Quick Feet Throwing Drill
Have players line up across from each other. Ball starts at one end. Throw diagonally as quick as they can using quick feet for the transition all the way to the end then back to the beginning throwing diagonally again. See how fast they can get the ball down and back. If you have enough players have 2 groups and they can compete against each other to see who can do it the fastest. This promotes quick and aggressive throwing and a level of intensity that will naturally bring aggressiveness with it.
This is a great pre-game warm up throwing drill that can be done for fun as well. Use a stop watch to make it a competition. You can even have 2 teams of throwers competing. You can vary the drill in many ways such as increasing the distance between the runners and even adding another ball or two to make it more of a focus drill. Players will have fun with it and challenge themselves and eachother as they improve through the season. Set a goal for different points in the season to see how you are progressing with their throwing accuracy, and timing. Everything has the potential to become a progress tool.