I’ve gotten a whole bunch of requests for [tag]baseball training aids[/tag] over the past few days. Here are a couple of ideas that Dave and John sent to me that are easy to get, low cost and very effective.
A good buddy of mine works in the majors and saw an interesting [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag].
Take [tag]outfielders[/tag] and line them up. Have a couple of footballs handy. Have the outfield tuck the football under their [tag]throwing[/tag] arm like they were a running back, and have them practice tracking down balls over their heads.
The football helps players keep everything “tucked in” so they aren’t flailing all around as they head back toward the wall to make the [tag]catch[/tag].
You probably have used this but I find it effective for working on team [tag]fly balls[/tag] and [tag]pop ups[/tag].
I use tennis balls and a tennis rackett. So… I place the ball in between zones.
We work on communication as a team. It is also good for pop ups for [tag]catchers[/tag]. It enables me to place pop ups between home plate and the screen.
When it is windy it really makes [tag]fielders[/tag] concentrate on following the ball all the way to the glove.