A base running drill I bet you never did
I’m a firm believer that if you expect players to do something in a game, you had better practice it beforehand. If a player screws something up that we never practiced then I consider it my fault not his.
Today’s video tip is a drill I’d bet rarely ever gets practiced. As you will see, it has all of the following things going on at once.
- A runner on third practices his sprint home.
- A runner on second practices his angles and proper inside-corner bag touch at third and scores.
- The lead runner makes sure the bat is out of the way so a teammate will not have to slide on it or avoid it on a play at home plate.
- The lead runner also turns to tell the trailing runner to “stay up” or “slide.”
Incorporate all that in their drill and they will do it in the game!