Coming up with new ideas for a baseball throwing drill can sometimes be a challenge. Here’s a tip that has worked well for me in the past. One of my subscribers sent this in and I’ve included it here for you to try.
Towel Drill, by Thomas Spilker (Fort Worth Bronco Baseball Head Coach)
Intent – improve baseball throwing accuracy; improve hand eye coordination, improve ball handling skill, & increase team spirit
Equipment – 2 hand towels (these are the targets)
Setup – tie the towels onto a backstop (same height and about 15 feet apart)
Break the players into 2 groups (count off 1 – 2; 1 – 2; 1 – 2, and so on)
Mark two lines – equal distance form the towel (targets), players can not cross this line or it’s a no throw …
Each team begins at the same time and then plays at their own pace. First play throws at the towel – a hit counts as 1 point. The play that just threw retrieves the baseball (regardless of point of not) and MUST get it to the next player with an underhand toss.
The first team to hit their towel (target) 5 times wins the round. Play for the best 2 out of 3 rounds.
Players yell out HIT!!! For each scoring throw and keep the their own score count. Baseball coaches and parents can play.
This is a lot of fun and the players love it. Vary the distance and towel size as desired. Let the players decide how fast to go but encourage “slow is fast”.