This idea for [tag]baseball spring training[/tag] was sent to me by one of my readers. Try this [tag]fielding[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] with your team to get them ready for the season!
Here is a [tag]baseball[/tag] drill I use that my team loves.
You need 3 (5) gallon buckets, a back stop, 2 coaches and 1 baseball per player.
You split the team into 2 teams. 1 player playing second base and 1 playing right field. The balance of the team is standing next to the [tag]coach[/tag]. The coach throws the ball behind the right fielder and yells cut-off. The second baseman runs out to be the cut-off man.
The right fielder hits the cut-off man who in turn makes a [tag]throw[/tag] to home plate. Sitting on home plate are the 3 buckets that must be hit directly or with 1 hop. After the cut-off man makes the throw the [tag]outfielder[/tag] becomes the 2nd baseman and a new player runs out to play right-field. The original second baseman goes to the back of the line and the drill starts again.
Now the fun part. You do the exact same thing with short-stop and left field and make it a competition between the 2 teams. Most hits or 1st to hit wins the competition. We use the 1st to hit the buckets as the winner since my boys are 7-10 years old.