I’ve gotten a whole bunch of requests for [tag]baseball training drills[/tag] over the past few days. Here’s a [tag]baseball drill[/tag] that Jim sent in. Keep ’em coming!
A great pre-game or pre-practice [tag]baseball warm-up drill[/tag]:
4 corners drill
Divide players up into 4 groups, 12 players works great, 3 in each corner.
Groups should be about 30-40 ft apart.
Groups should be placed on the field in relation to each base, basically set-up a smaller diamond.
Home plate group starts. Player in the front of the line rolls the ball to the guy in front of the 3rd base group.
3rd base guy fields the ball with proper mechanics, does a proper pivot, throws to the guy at 2nd base position.
2nd base catches properly, pivots and throws to 1st base guy, who catches, pivots and throws to home plate guy, who starts again by rolling.
As each [tag]baseball[/tag] player completes his function, he runs to the back of the line where he threw the ball to.
Stress crisp, chest-high throws, good pivots, quick hands and quick runs between positions.