Baseball Tip Drills

These ideas on baseball tip drills come courtesy of Jennifer and Tom.  Try them and watch the improvements!Baseball Tip Drills

From Jennifer…

One baseball drill we work on for throwing is I put X’s with colored tape on the fence for each player. I set a ball down about 15 feet away. They have to take a running start, pick the ball up, throw it at the X, with the goal being to hit the X.

We usually make a game out of it and the first one to 10 wins a piece of bubblegum. This works on accurate throwing and continuous fielding. I have some young players who will field the ball great but by the time they get set and throw the ball the runner has made it to the bag.

Tip: For my 8U team we turn many drills into games and use bubblegum as a reward. It is cheap and my players will stay focused for 1 1/2 hours of practice.

From Tom…

Here’s the way I like to end my practices (my team is made up of 10 year olds).

It’s called “Iron Man”.

Divide the team into two lines – one at SS one at 2nd base. I hit hard grounders to SS and then to 2nd base. Each must field the ball cleanly and make a clean throw to first base. If they do, they go to the end of the line and get another turn.. If they don’t field the ball cleanly or make a bad throw, they are out.

The last man standing is “The Iron Man”.

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