I created these youth baseball drills to fill a gap! Between games recently there was a big lapse and I needed something to get the players hearts beating and awake again.

This drill got everyone involved, alert, and having a good time. It also got their hand eye coordination and teamwork brain cells working.

Circle Toss

I had them arrange themselves in a large circle with their gloves on. Everyone must be about 3 to 5 feet apart.   I gave the players 1 baseball and asked them to toss it to the next person and make it go around the circle.

Some of the younger players had a hard time at first but after about 3 minutes, it was traveling around pretty quick.

Next I said change directions. They changed directions and I started saying “hot potato” and they sped up.

Then I added another ball and said if that ball catches up to anyone, the person who it caught up to had to leave the circle.

I added a third ball and changed directions a few times. It was really fun to see them get into it.