Last week, I sent out a request for my newsletter subscribers to send in their [tag]best baseball practice drills[/tag]. Check out these two below (very creative!).
I have a [tag]baseball running drill[/tag] I call Catch the Rabbit.
Have a group standing at 2nd base and another group at the home plate. The object of this [tag]baseball[/tag] game is to teach my 6 and 7 yrs kids on how to run around the bases correctly and to catch the player in front of them. So the one that starts on 2nd base runs to third and home and then to first and back 2nd base, and then the next players goes. The player at home runs to first and then to 2nd and then to 3rd and back to home. The games keeps going till someone get caught.
Here’s one that’s not so much a [tag]baseball drill[/tag] as an overall [tag]baseball practice[/tag] strategy for some of the drills we use.
Have the players partner up. As you go through specific [tag]baseball drills[/tag], fielding ground balls for example, it’s the responsibility of the fielder’s partner to make sure the fielder uses the proper technique. It’s then not entirely on the coach’s shoulders. If a fielder isn’t doing something properly the coach usually goes after the partner 1st, not the fielder, to make sure they work as a team and both fully understand what is being taught. It works good for teaching and to keep everyone engaged.