The purpose of this drill is to improve general team defense.
Have players take their positions on the field. Coach is at-bat.
- Defense is required to make a certain number of outs in a row to “win” the drill.
- Coach sets the number of consecutive outs required to end the drill – it can be 5 or 9 or 15 or 21 or whatever the coach decides.
- If an error is made or an out not recorded, the count goes back to zero and the defense must start all over again.
- Setting a high number of outs required like 9 or 18 or even more can, as the number of outs made grows higher, put real game type pressure on players not to mess up – which will make them that much better in real game situations.
- Use players to run for the coach.
- Add baserunners and create game type situations to put additional pressure on the defense.