I got the inspiration for this [tag]baseball coaching tip[/tag] from Eric, one of my subscribers. It includes some fresh ideas on [tag]baseball fielding drills[/tag]. Try it out and let me know what you think!
I have coached sports for about 5 years now. Baseball, basketball and football; [tag]baseball[/tag] is my most comfortable sport to coach. It helps I have a great bunch of kids to coach also. Won championship with this age group (12) for the past 3 years. I did this [tag]baseball drill[/tag] with them last week that they really enjoyed, thought I’d pass it on.
A fielder & runner stand at each base including home.
I say ‘go’ and the runner takes off to first, at the same time the fielder throws the ball to first or third (swap directions each time). Once the runner gets to 1st, the other runner occupying the bag goes to second and so on. Like a relay around the bases. The fielders have to get the ball all the way around the bases 2 times before the runners get around once. The boys got 1-1/2 times around, but they really enjoyed this drill.
I stressed the importance of quick, hard accurate throws and positioning your body for your throw.