Give these baseball speed drills a try to work on speed as well as accuracy with your team.   When you use both of these in a practice you’ll be amazed at the improvements in your players.

1st Base Speed Drill

  • Two runners at home plate
  • At the crack of the coaches bat they run full speed to first base (racing).
  • One goes through the base.
  • The other turns towards 2nd.

This drill develops the speed it takes to get though 1st base & turn towards 2nd. There should be little change in speed (no slowing down before getting to base). The degree of getting on 1st is literally fractions of a second.

Another speed drill for throwing hard and accurately on the infield

4 lines of players on 1st, 2nd, SS, & 3rd.
Two coaches hitting (or throwing) ball from home plate.

Coach hits to 3rd where they field the ball and throw “quickly” to 2nd base (playing in the middle between 1st & 2nd) then both players move to back of the line.
Another coach hits to SS where they field the ball and “quickly” to 1st base then both players move to the back of the line.

The key is speed and hard & accurate throws.