Randy in Worcester emailed me this suggestion for [tag]youth baseball fielding drills[/tag]. I’ve included it here for you to try. Let me know how it goes for you.
I only [tag]coach[/tag] little under 14’s but even in my senior training there is nothing better than the good old ‘beat the ball’.
The players get [tag]baserunning[/tag] and [tag]fielding[/tag] training and I always put a lot of emphasis on calling for the ball and talking to each other. You have an infield set up and one runner who runs the bases. The field must throw the ball from [tag]pitcher[/tag] to [tag]catcher[/tag] to short to first to third to second to catcher back to pitcher.
I amp up the competition and the kids get right into it. You can also modify it by doing ground balls, fly balls and extending the diamond. I use this [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] at every training and the kids love the competition.