Charge It

This is a good warm up drill. Have all players at shortstop. Two coaches should be near the mound facing the players. There should be a coach at first base. Each player should have a ball. One at a time, the players will throw the ball to one of the coaches near the mound while the other coach rolls a ground ball to the player. The player should charge the ball and make the play to first. After throwing to first, the player continues to jog towards the first baseman who will roll a ground ball to the oncoming player. The player will field the ball and throw to first. The first baseman will throw the ball back to the player who takes the ball and goes to the end of the line. This drill should be done rapidly so the players do not have to wait long between turns.