Litle League Baseball – Running Relay

This  is a baseball drill you can begin using with your team right away.

Here is a drill I use with my 8-10 yr. olds. They have fun and it really wears them out. It’s much more running then they expected. We do a relay race between the 1st base line and left field fence. Depending on field size, use between 4-6 on each team.

Line up a enough balls for each player along the base of the outfield fence. The first player is about 10 ft. back. Players are spaced equally between 1st player and end line (1st base line). On go, the 1st players run to the fence, picks up the ball and throws to next person in line. Like a relay throw, the 2nd person turns and throws to the 3rd, and so on. The last person drops the ball in the bucket. After each throw, the player moves up to the next spot in line. So, the 2nd player moves up to number 1 position and runs to the fence to get the next ball, then throws to player 3 who has moved into number 2 position. While this is going on, the 1st player runs to the back of the line.

The first team to get all the balls in the bucket wins! May sound a bit complicated at first, but it’s really not too bad.

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