Running the best youth baseball practice

If you are coaching a Little League or other youth baseball or softball team, here is another tip to keep in mind for your next practice. Finish every practice with our 4-3-2-1 drill. They won’t like it, but it is great for conditioning, great for base running, excellent to add focus and, most importantly, fosters an environment of “investment” so that every player has put so much into practice throughout the season that they will do nearly anything to make it pay off. And here’s a sub-tip. As a positive reward, throughout practice, reward great efforts, hustle, and heads-up plays by taking one lap off 4-3-2-1. Maybe if they have a good enough practice they won’t even have to do it!