I have a very young group of boys, some even 5 yrs old. I like running stations since the younger ones have a short tension span. I use these free youth baseball drills to begin practice.

First, I use the Alligator drill. It works well for anyone on the team but especially the younger ones.  The other drill that I learned at a camp works really well on teaching this age group to get their hands out in front.  I call it the “Defensive Bat Drill”.

Put a bat down on the ground and have the player stand behind it a couple of feet.  Roll the baseball toward the bat and teach them to field the ball in front of the bat–-of course without stepping on the bat.

This just helps them learn to keep the glove out in front of them and again works great with the Alligator drill for beginners.

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