Coming up with fun ideas for little league baseball games can sometimes be a challenge. Here’s a game sent in by Albert that will improve your teams outfield performance.
This is a fun baseball game I made up myself.
It is to practice with outfielders on how to track a ball.
I place a ball on the ground behind a fielder. Then, I tell the fielder to chase the ball and pretend it will fall where I placed the ball on the ground.
What this does is allow me to concentrate on teaching the kids on how to go about tracking a ball. I teach them the footwork, body work etc. I emphasize to them that they have to get their body in a position where they can catch the ball. Sometimes I place a ball straight behind them, to see their footwork to track the ball.
Kids in general have a lot of problems tracking fly balls or line drives hit right behind them. Also, I will sometimes place the kids a few steps from the wall. Then I throw short popup flys that will hit the wall.
In this drill, we work on how to approach the wall.