One player is batter, one as back-stop, one as first base and other deep fielding.
The bowler feeds the ball to the batter.
The batter gets several balls feed them to practice hitting.
The positions are then rotated. before the rotation fielders put the balls collected into the bowling machine.
Four players working with 1 ball and 1 bat.
One of the 3 players throws the ball at the batter who has to tap the ball back to any of the 3 players so they can catch the ball and throw the ball back again.
Players work in fours with one batter, one bowler and two fielders.
The basic structure of this drill is that the ball is bowled to the batter who has to try and hit the ball.
To improve hand-eye coordination there are 3 stages to this drill.
Firstly the batting player should hit the ball with their hand (or yellow hand CP where available), then with a paddle bat and lastly a rounders bat.
Split the group into teams of 5. One team throwing the ball around posts.
One team running around the posts.
The ball starts by the batting square and has to be thrown to post one then 2 then 3 then 4 then back to the batting square.
The running team have to run and tag.
The first player in the batting square has to run to tag 1st post player this player has to run to release the player at 2nd post etc until the player on the forth post is tagged and runs back to the batting square.
Start again when ball and players are back in position again.
Best of 5 runs.
Setup: 4 players stand in a diamond with 3 balls. A 5th player stands in the middle.
To start the drill 1 of the outside players throw their ball to the player in the middle who has to return the ball the player who did not have a ball before the ball was thrown.
The middle player then rotates to receive the next ball and the drill continues in this way.
Throwing & Catching
One player as backstop, one on each of the first 3 posts and one as batter. The batter gets fed the ball until they hit it. When they do hit it the run to first post and everyone else runs onto the next post. They player who has run from 3rd to forth is now in bat.
One player is batter, one as back-stop, one as first base and other deep fielding. The bowler feeds the ball to the batter. The batter gets several balls feed them to practice hitting.
One player on post and another fielding deep on each shoulder. The ball is fed in with a bounce (objects are on the floor to create and random bounce trajectory). Where ever the ball bounces the closest player stops the ball and throws it in to the post.
Ball machine or bowler injects ball to batter who stands in batting box with a cone. The cone is used to deflect the ball backwards or the ball is missed and goes directly backwards. The backstop throws the ball directly to first base. First base stumps post and throws ball to bowler.
One player on post and another player on each side deep. The ball is fed in. If the ball goes to the middle then the middle player gets it. If it goes left the left player gets it If it goes right the right player gets it. The player with the ball rolls it back to the feeder. After a set amount of repetitions players rotates.
Ball injected to backstop who catches the ball and throws it to first base and follows the ball to first base. The back stop player is then replaced by the next player queuing in the line. Player at first base collects ball and puts it into the machine before joining the backstop line of players.
One player is fielding deep. The ball is fed to them to catch and then throw to post. They player who caught the ball follows the ball to the post and the player on the post runs the ball into the feeder. Players rotate.
Two cones are placed left and right in front of the feeder. Ball is fed into play. The closest player creates a wall to stop the ball and the other play backs up the first player. The ball is then thrown to the post and the ball thrower follows the ball to the post.
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