It’s important to remember that baseball drills can get somewhat monotonous if your not careful. Players love competition and they will love the drills that involve competition. Not only will the players enjoy the practice more, they’ll also work harder at the skill.
While competition is good during a baseball drill. Games of elimination are not. If you want to determine a winner, then keep track of points using a scoring system. The goal is to have everyone involved all the way through the drill, not just the best players at the end and the rest of the team standing on the side watching.
- It’s easier to communicate and coach when the players are closer to you.
- It’s easier to get more reps in if the players don’t have to make as long of throws.
- Often players will be able to perform better when there is less distance involved