Looking for an effective [tag]youth baseball fun drill[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out this idea sent in by Ken and let me know how it goes for you.
From Ken…Fly Ball Fear
My kids (8 and 9 year olds) were having a hard time with fly balls. I will share the [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] I used to help with this deficiency.
For [tag]fly balls[/tag] I noticed that my kids were [tag]afraid[/tag] of the ball. On the few occasions they were getting their [tag]gloves[/tag] on the ball, they were not using two hands and the ball would pop out. I’m sure that this is not an uncommon problem. I would like to say that I came up with this idea but it was given to me by a friend.
I took a tennis racket and hit fly balls to the kids with tennis balls. They were not afraid of the tennis balls so they got in the proper position to make the play. They soon found out they could glove a fly ball. But they then found out that the bouncy tennis ball would pop out if they did not use two hands.
Ta da!!! My boys now are much better at [tag]catching[/tag] fly balls.