We had been having difficulty getting the players to throw hard to first base. I came up with these [tag]baseball coaching tips[/tag] to improve my players throwing skills.

I decided to track down an archery target with a colored bullseye.

My players would lob and “shot put” the [tag]baseball[/tag] over and the ball would land in the dirt just in front of our first baseman making it even harder for him to catch. Guess they were afraid they were going to hurt the first baseman.

I found the archery target for about $150 including the stand on the internet.   So during [tag]baseball practice[/tag] we wheeled out the target and set it up over first base.   During infield we made a contest out of it to see who could hit the target the most. The kids loved it.

As they became more concise with their throws we then made the game more challenging by rewarding points for only the throws that hit the small red bullseye in the middle.

Needless to say after just one practice with the archery target they no longer lobbed the ball into 1B.