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This is one of the baseball drills for strength training for baseball that one of the coaches sent to me. Try this out with your team tonight!
Here is a variant of a common baseball drill. We do it a lot early in the year more for conditioning and arm strength.
- 1 baseball player at 3rd,
- 2 players at 2nd – 1 runner and 1 fielder; the runner holds his glove because he’ll need it
- the rest of them are in left field.
From behind 3rd, hit a fly ball to left field.
The “runner” on second has to tag-up.
The LF throws to 2nd for a simulated tag out
Fielder at 2nd hrows to 3rd for an attempted real tagout.
Player that was playing 3rd, runs out to LF and gets in line.
The runner is now the 3rd baseman.
The fielder at 2nd is now the runner.
The LF had to run in and be the fielder at 2nd.
The kids love it because there is very little standing around. I like it because it works on outfield catching and throwing, infield throwing for a tags, timing of a tag-up and sliding, the infield catch and tag. There is a lot of running. Although the boys don’t seem to mind.
The first couple of times it’s kind of chaotic, but once the kids catch on it is a blast.
We even keep score by giving a point for good throws, and subtract a point for leaving too early on the tag up, or being thrown out. The kids always love some competition.