Baseball Tip Drills

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

From Jennifer…

One [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] we work on for [tag]throwing[/tag] 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 [tag]fielding[/tag]. 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”.

1 Comment

  • Scott

    Reply Reply March 11, 2016

    To get my 8 u kids to still wanna practice on the t, i tied a wiffel ball to the t and, if anyone can break the ball off the string, they get an award.

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