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Category: Baserunning
Type: Drill

RELAY RACES




Instead of the traditional "run the bases before we end practice" routine, we let our kids do the following:

RELAY RACES
Split the team in half, with one group of kids behind home plate and other half behind second base. Give the first kid of each group a ball (this will be the "baton" for the relay race). At "GO!" the first kid from each team begins running the bases, ball in hand. After making a complete lap around the bases (back to each kid's starting point), that kid hands the ball off to the next kid in line, who continues the relay race. First group of kids to finish the race wins.

Our kids often beg for rematches and will VOLUNTARILY run the race ALL OUT at least three or four times! Even the coaches participate on occasions. The kids love it!

Submitted by: Jerry DeGuzman


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