Here are a couple of [tag]fun baseball drills[/tag] for you to try with your team.   My players really enjoy these and don’t even realize the conditioning they are getting at the same time!

The first [tag]baseball drill[/tag] is for working on line drives.   It goes as follows. I set up about 40 feet away with a tennis racket and bucket of tennis balls.   The boys line up and I will take them one at a time at any infield position and line five tennis balls at them and they compete with each other trying to go 5 for 5 in line drives.

The fear factor is not there since they are tennis balls and the difficulty level goes up as the balls will pop out if you don’t squeeze.   The boys really enjoy competing and trying to make spectacular plays.

At the end of [tag]baseball practice[/tag] we will play a game of knockout. Have one player at first and a catcher, the rest of players lineup at the shortstop position hit ground balls to the shortstop position the player has to field the [tag]baseball[/tag] and make a good throw to first base make a mistake and your out.

Then we will do a round of pop fly’s with a throw to the catcher they like the competition.