A fun, game-like drill that practices hitting, baserunning and fielding.
- Split your players into three even teams of roughly 4-5 players each.
- Two teams fill out the defensive positions while the third team is on offense.
- Set up a pitching machine or have a coach soft-toss to the hitters.
How it Works
- The first offensive player steps to the plate and with a bat and helmet.
- He receives a two sets of three pitches. Each set will have a specific focus defined by the Coach. The hitter earns one point for each successfully executed hit.
- For the first set, the hitter will lay down three bunts – a sac bunt up the left side, a sac bunt up the right side, and a push bunt through the gap for a base hit.
- For the second set, the hitter will execute a ground ball up the left side, then a ground ball up the right side, then a sacrifice fly with a runner on third.
- After each hitter has completed his two sets, rotate the teams and repeat. 6. The team with the most points at the end wins the drill.
- You can also do this drill in the batting cage or any open field space. Just use verbal cues.
- Make it harder: Add live baserunners. Ask the hitter to place his hits into certain gaps on the field.
- Make it easier: Allow two attempts for each hit.