Coaches will pitch to players at home plate and call out a color, and the players will attempt to bunt the ball into the designated hoop. This is a great way for kids players to develop control in their bunting. To create an element of competition, coaches can award points for each target made.
500 is a classic, and it has become a tradition for a reason. It forces players to work on their fielding skills and utilizes a powerful incentive for kids, it gives the opportunity to practice their batting.21
Coaches can vary the number of points to match the age and ability level of the players. To avoid collisions in the field, the coach can call out who gets to field the ball.
Relay Base Running
This drill provides a great way to practice base running skills while also including a ball handling element. Start by dividing the team into two groups. One group will line up at home plate and the other group will line up at second base. The first player in each line carries a ball.
Coaches can have the players use gloves to carry the ball for an additional challenge. Then, after each player rounds the last base he can toss the ball to the next player in line instead of handing it off.