Coming up with new ideas for [tag]baseball activities and drills[/tag] can sometimes be a challenge. Here’s a [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] from Dave that will work well with your team.
This works with the JV team, 16u & 14u teams. I call it “best [tag]outfielder[/tag]”.
I set up a sock net or hitting net just to the third base side of home plate. The [tag]coach[/tag] stands near home plate and hits flies or grounders to right field. Every player takes their turn one at a time. The idea is that the players must cleanly [tag]field[/tag] the ball and [tag]throw[/tag] it into the net (crow hop), one or two bounces depending on how deep the player is. Any miscue the player must sit down. When you get to the last player standing, they also must complete a clean play or it starts all over again. The winner gets bragging rights, ice cream certificate, etc.
The banter and competition can get wild and fun, especially if a [tag]infielder[/tag] wins. You can also do this with a twist, “best infielder”. The players set up at the short stop position and then must cleanly field and throw the ball to the first basemen. The coach is the judge of what a clean play is, you can emphasize that certain mechanics must be done correctly.
This is a favorite; it’s fun and breaks up the routine.