Looking for [tag]baseball conditioning drills[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out this idea that James sent in and let me know how it goes for you.
We learned a [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] last year that combines [tag]ball handling[/tag] with [tag]conditioning[/tag]. Start with an equal number of players at each base including home.
A player standing at home throws to first and then [tag]sprints[/tag] to first. After [tag]catching[/tag] the ball the player on first turns and throws to second, then sprints to second.
This continues around the bases until all the players have thrown and sprinted. You may want to start with a shorter distance for younger players. You can also reverse the direction for something different.
Coaches can time it or record the number of drops/bad throws to track improvement. Having all of the players throw and sprint 2 and 3 times improves the conditioning aspect.