Coming up with new ideas for [tag]youth baseball coaching[/tag] can sometimes be a challenge. Here are two [tag]drills[/tag] that Jeannette and Rodney sent to me that work well.
I coach a 12 u TEAM, I do a [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that I call the “Bermuda triangle”.
Basically I split the players into groups of three, one [tag]catcher[/tag] and two throwers.
The [tag]throwers[/tag] stand about 15 feet apart, and they throw the ball directly in front of them. This makes the catcher move back and forth for the ball.
Every “station is doing a different drill (i.e.: pop flys, grounder, short hops)
I have the players rotate clockwise from station to station every minute until they all are back where they started.
The drill my team likes is the one where you line 6 cones up on first base line and 6 cones up on the third base line about 5 to 8 feet apart.
Have the players get in two lines (one on each base path) and [tag]throw[/tag] to each other. If they both catch it, they move to the next set of cones a little further apart and so on until they reach the end. If either of them misses the ball, they both go to the back of the line.
My 7 & 8 years olds beg me to do this throwing drill every [tag]practice[/tag].