The double play is one of the most exciting and effective plays in baseball. It gets a team out of a jam when they need it the most, but it takes excellent timing and a lot of practice in order to execute it effectively.
Learning to throw and catch are two of the most basic elements of baseball. With this beginner baseball drill, you can do both, and help the arms of the children condition themselves to throw longer and shorter distances. One of the frustrating parts of coaching young players is they don’t have a sense of throwing softly and throwing harder (for long distance).
It is important for little league players to understand what happens when the ball is hit and it comes to them. Most will be focused on actually stopping the ball, but when they do secure it in their gloves, they need to know where to throw it. Ball to first is a great addition to your other little league drills.
One of the best ways to run a smooth practice that teaches skills and provides kids with an enjoyable experience is to have a collection of baseball drills & practice plans.
The hit and run is an excellent play to teach at the high school age, because it builds on some of the baseball batting drills & skills that have been learned in prior years.
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