I find that the traditional ideas on [tag]coaching baseball[/tag] can get a bit stale. Here’s an idea that has livened things up quite a bit in my practices.
This [tag]baseball[/tag] season I have spent a lot of time practicing inside. In an attempt to keep my players active I have used a large variety of drills that can be done in very little space. This is a [tag]baseball drill[/tag] that my players really seem to enjoy and even spend time on their own doing.
Materials: Hard Wall
Have player stand facing a wall about eight feet away. The [tag]baseball coach[/tag] will stand behind the player. Throw the reaction ball over the player’s shoulder off of the wall. Throw the ball so that is takes one hop and have the infielder field the ball without a glove. Have the players concentrate on moving their feet to field the ball in good position.
The reaction ball that I use is a “SPARQ Reaction Ball” and really takes unpredictable bounces.