This idea on the use of [tag]baseball coaching equipment[/tag]–[tag]batting cages[/tag]–comes courtesy of Jennifer. Try out the [tag]infield[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that Thomas has sent me. Both promise to bring great results!
This is probably not a new [tag]baseball[/tag] drill but something that the players at my clinics love to do.
Since we are using the space in batting cages we are limited with how much we can do and who we can throw to. After we have warmed up our arms and have taken some ground ball [tag]practice[/tag], I set up a tee with a ball on top (usually at it’s highest position but can be varied depending on where you want the ball). As I hit ground balls, the players need to [tag]field[/tag] it and throw it to the target (ball on tee).
I sometimes have points awarded depending on if they hit the ball or the tee. They are motivated to hit the target and are especially driven if someone else already has.
Around the Infield
Full infield (no pitcher) rest of the kids in a line @ ss
Hit to SS, throw to 1st then 2nd then to 3rd then home.
Players run to the position they threw–SS to 1st to 2nd to 3rd to Home to line @ SS.