I got the inspiration for these [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]coaching[/tag] tips from two of my readers, Tim and Rusty.   They includes some fresh ideas for [tag]drills[/tag] for [tag]youth baseball[/tag]. Try them out and let me know what you think!Youth Baseball

From Tim”¦
Want something a little more challenging than [tag]suicides[/tag]?

Have your team run 8-6-4-2s.
Line up your team on one sideline.
They have 60 seconds to complete 8 back & forths between the sidelines
Each time they get to the sideline where they started they count up 1, 2, 3, etc”¦
If they make it, give them 30 seconds of rest being sure to breathe in though the nose and out the mouth.
Next they have 45 seconds to complete 6 back & forths.
30 seconds to complete 4 back & forths
15 seconds to complete 2 back & forths

If they don’t make any one of sets, they start all over again.

From Rusty”¦
To keep [tag]practice[/tag] moving, create a frenzy pace, increase [tag]teamwork[/tag], communication and to incorporate [tag]conditioning[/tag] during practice, have smaller groups 2-3 with a conditioning station as one of the stations.   2-3 people shagging live hitting ensures that no one stands at the bucket, but they have to move and use teamwork to keep the pitcher supplied with balls. Also, less numbers in a group means less standing around.