Youth Baseball Coaching Tips – Drill Book

Here is an idea I borrowed from one of my youth coaches when I was in elementary school. It is one of my favorite youth baseball coaching tips and a great way to get ready for the new upcoming season.

Each winter I do a 10 to 15 page “drill book” for my boys. Each page has a baseball field drawn on it with 10 players in their normal pre pitch positions (4th grade boys…so we get to have 10 fielders).  On the back of the page I list all 10 fielders.

I then give the boys a situation–i.e. runners on first and second, one out, ball hit through the gap between first and second.

The boys have to diagram where each baseball player goes on the baseball play and also writes it down on the back next to each position.

This book is then used for our first baseball practice of the season which is a classroom practice with a white board.  We do this before our league lets us “officially” begin field practices. We use this baseball drill book at every practice for situation drills.

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