I received these suggestions for [tag]drills[/tag] for [tag]coaching baseball[/tag] from Jim and from David. Keep ’em coming!
Here is my tip. I call this [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] Inside/ Outside.
Kids love it as a fast paced drill and [tag]coaches[/tag] use it to understand and evaluate talent.
Split your group in two. Line half at shortstop and half at left center field.
First, hit a [tag]grounder[/tag] to the shortstop, he fires it home. Next, hit a fly to the left [tag]fielder[/tag] who fires to the cutoff/shortstop who fires it home. Then they run to the opposite line and you drill the next in line.
I’m sure that you have heard a number of pointers on how to help players [tag]catch[/tag] fast moving grounders. Here is my favorite. As you know, most grounders hop up and down from the ground back up into the air. Have your players count the hops. The results are amazing!