Off-Day Agility Exercise For High School Baseball Players
Are you looking for speed and agility drills to complete on your off day? Exercises that challenge speed and power are great to complete on baseball off days. It is important that you save these types of drills for your off days. If you complete speed training on competition days, you will hinder your performance that day. Save the specific drills for your off days. Let's take a look at the video below so that we can set up the drill properly.
High School Baseball Speed Training
As you can see in the video there are four speed and agility cones set up 5-8 yards apart. If you are a beginner you may want to tighten this zone up. If you're more advanced you may want to extend the cones and challenge distance. Pay close attention to the video as we describe the different elements to help you run faster. Knee drive and arm action are important.
Baseball Specific Drills
After you complete a couple repetitions of this drill, you can incorporate the baseball. During the shuffling section of the drill place baseball players out to the side. They will roll ground balls to the active athlete through each shuffling section. Next place another baseball player behind the second deepest cone. This player will be throwing fly balls to the baseball player during their final sprint out. Throw the ball deep so that the player must drop and sprint, and then pick up the baseball.
We always suggest completing drills with sport specific tools as much as possible. Please leave a comment below if you have any questions about this drill.