Try this [tag]throwing drill[/tag] with [tag]youth baseball[/tag] players. It helps train your kids to get the ball out of the glove quickly and make a play on [tag]defense[/tag]. Focus on grabbing the seams as you extract the ball from the glove, which will allow for a more accurate, higher speed throw.


Once your players are comfortable with the mechanics of the drill, have them partner up and sit 5 feet apart. Over time, increase the distance, to 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet and so on. This will also improve their arm strength and throwing mechanics.