Little League Baseball Drills – Squaring Ground Balls

I sent out a request for my newsletter subscribers to send in their best free little league baseball drills. Check out these drills

below sent in by Kent and Roger (very creative!).

From Kent…
I use this baseball drill to teach the progression of squaring a ground ball, backhanding or forehanding it or diving for it.

I use a machine to place ground balls in the hole. Have the players move them in to a position that challenges them. After a few

attempts we have them move stop where the stop must be made with a backhand or forehand stop. Then more of a distance to teach them

to lay out or dive for the stop.

After each progression has been completed a few times we mix it up. We work this drill from all positions in the infield and have

each player take one turn then rotate. Also you can have a player play any base to teach a quick recovery into a throwing position

and the release of the ball as they throw to the designated base.

From Roger…
I have a player stand in between two cones about ten feet apart. The player breaks down and I roll a ball towards the player off to

one side and the player has to slide over and get in front of the ball. The player must then get the ball back to the coach. As the

ball gets to the player I throw a second ball to the other side of the player and they have to slide over in front of this ball and

pop up and make a good throw back to the coach.


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