Here are a couple of [tag]free baseball drills[/tag] that we now do at least 2 times a week.  The first one we call “last man standing” and we use “soft-hands” or paddles instead of [tag]baseball[/tag] gloves. The other is a quick conditioning drill.

I put my players in groups of 3 or 4 and they take turns rolling 5 ground balls to the next person in line.  Then the person who fielded the balls becomes the roller and the roller hustles to the end of the line.

I make it a relay race so that the group of 4 that gets each person 5 ground balls the quickest wins and everyone else has to run a sprint.  We do that a few times then progress to the “knock out drill” where I hit baseballs at them (while still wearing the “soft hands”) and if the don’t field it cleanly, they’re out.

Last player standing wins and the rest run a sprint.  It really has improved their focus and hand-eye coordination on ground balls.  Plus, they like the competitiveness of it.

Another [tag]baseball drill[/tag] that I do for my players is for building speed and agility.  It is called the 60 second drill where they walk at a pace for 30 seconds, jog for 20 seconds and sprint for 10 seconds.  They build up minutes.  Baseball is stop and start which this works towards.

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