Clinician: Ken Erickson, head coach of the USA National Team
Purpose: To develop base running strategy when a runner is on third base
How it works: When a runner reaches third base, serious strategy usually comes into play. Should the runner take her lead and return in foul territory or are there other options? In what ways do softball strategies differ from baseball? How much should the other team’s defensive positioning dictate what you do? This drill helps you tailor your strategy to the individual needs of your players and the uniqueness of each situation—all of which could be the difference between an out recorded or a run scored.