These [tag]baseball batting drills[/tag] are for your next [tag]baseball practice[/tag].   It’s a great game to keep the kids engaged so they don’t just stand around for the dreaded BP and here’s how it works.

You have regular on field BP. You get one empty bucket, behind an L screen in shallow center field. (Just like major league BP).   You pick one player to start on the bucket. (This is where all the [tag]baseball[/tag]s are thrown when shagged.)

I want all the shaggers to play each batted ball like it’s a game situation.

If they make an error, or don’t hustle to the ball, they replace the guy on the bucket. (They don’t want to be on the bucket, they want to be making the [tag]baseball plays[/tag].)   If they make a web-gem, then they get to pick who’s on the bucket. Pretty soon you’ll have guys laying out for any ball hit.

When I’m pitching BP, I’m the judge of errors and web-gems. Sometimes I’ll let one of the players be the judge.   Our team has been playing the bucket game for about 2 years now and it’s been working great.