It can be difficult coming up with fresh ideas when coaching [tag]youth baseball[/tag]. Try these [tag]youth baseball fun drills[/tag] with your teams. These are fast paced, effective and they will become team favorites.
This [tag]baseball drill[/tag] start off with 3rd baseman & 1st baseman. Hit a grounder to 3rd who throws to 1st, 3rd then moves to short. Grounder hit there & throws to 1st, move 2nd grounder, hit & thrown to 1st, move to 1st & original 1st baseman moves to end of line and original 3rd base moves to 1st. The kids enjoy this [tag]baseball[/tag] drill because it moves quickly.
Player stands in front of the [tag]baseball coach[/tag] with eyes closed. Coach then calls out left or right and then throws a pop fly just out of player’s reach or “with lots of hustle” barely within players reach. Player then opens his eyes and runs to the baseball—with mitt tucked until he reaches or almost reaches the ball. This seems to develop hand-eye coordination again as well as teaches player to run with mitt tucked until getting to the ball.
These are rubber balls that are NOT round. I like to throw ground balls to my players using these. They never know where the ball is going to bounce and it forces them to stay in a good athletic position on the balls of their feet. It also forces them to watch the ground ball entirely into their mitt.