This drill sent in by Tim in Hawaii could make you [tag]baseball coach of the year[/tag]. Creative and effective while giving your team some fun at the same time. Give it a try!
I have a [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that kills two birds with one stone.
Take three balls put them half way down the third base line about three feet away from each other all in a row from the foul line towards the pitching circle.
Take two [tag]fielders[/tag] and one [tag]baserunner[/tag]. One fielder waits on second and the other fielder waits on third next to the base. When you say go, the baserunner runs to second while the [tag]third baseman[/tag] runs down the line to throw all three balls one by one as fast as he can to second before the base runner runs past second base.
This teaches the [tag]runner[/tag] to corner first base well, makes them run at top speed, and the third baseman realizes once he throws the ball he still has something to do besides watching his [tag]throw[/tag]. The [tag]second baseman[/tag] learns how to receive balls from another fielder. The fielders have to complete all the throws and beat the runner to win.
This is a fun game to play. I usually make teams to play this drill; they have lots of fun with this one.
Thanks and aloha