These are just two of the [tag]baseball fielding drills[/tag] that were sent to me by my subscribers. Try them out with your team tonight and let me know how they work for you.
One of my favorite [tag]baseball drills[/tag] that we run in practice is to have two [tag]baseball[/tag] coaches at home one to the right of the plate, and one to the left of the plate. The players are at their infield positions with three buckets one at each of the bases. The [tag]baseball coach[/tag] to the right of the plate hits to 3rd and short stop. The coach to the left of the plate hits to 1st and 2nd. When the players field the ball they drop it in the bucket at their base and the next player rotates in.
This is a quick rapid fire drill that gives the players a lot of fielding practice in a short amount of time.
Here’s a drill that combines fielding and covering first base (with focus on proper foot work).
– 4 kids
– 3 que up to play proper position for second base man
– 1 sets up at first
– Hit or throw grounder to second baseman, who sets up and throws to first baseman
– First baseman turns and throws to a coach standing off to the side of home, then sprints to the back of the line waiting to field
– The player who fielded the ball runs over to replace the first baseman, and the cycle continues.