Looking for new ways to keep your [tag]youth[/tag] team focused during [tag]baseball practice[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out this [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] below and let me know how it goes for you.
This works for 10 year olds, don’t know how well for older players.
We have “stations” to keep the kids busy or they lose sight of what is going on. We split them into 4 groups of 3.
Station 1: They are on 1st base & get in the lead off position as a [tag]coach[/tag] [tag]throws[/tag] a ball into the air to another coach (R, RC area). The players have to watch to see if the ball is caught or dropped. They then have to make the decision to run to 2nd or go for the tag up.
In the games we find that they are not knowing what to do and have an issue with “tuning” out the [tag]base coach[/tag], so we thought that if they knew what to look for when on first, it would make them understand what we are trying to do in a game.
Station 2: Coach in the [tag]outfield[/tag]for the players to catch pop flys.
Station 3: Hula Hoops on the fence for them to pick up three balls and make it through the hoop (Target practice).
Station 4: Players then go to 3rd and have to run and slide home (two times or so). Then back to station 1.
We feel that it keeps them focused and makes for some fun. We do this for about 30 minutes non-stop.