RAPID FIRE TAG DRILL
PURPOSE: Provide players an opportunity to practice putting tags down as quick as possible. To improve footwork and overall catching and throwing ability.
EQUIPMENT: Glove and Ball
SET-UP: Depending on age/ability, players should be approximately 30-60 feet apart.
EXECUTION: Players attempt to throw the ball back and forth to one another as fast as possible while putting a tag down each time they receive the ball. As receiving player waits for the throw, they should allow the ball to travel to them as much as possible, once the ball is caught they should drop the tag down as fast as possible and bring the glove back up as if they tagged the runner out. The glove should make a "V" motion. Once the tag has been made players should adjust their feet and return the throw as quickly as possible. Players should practice making tags on both sides of the body.
COACHING TIPS: To make this drill even more fun and effective put your players in a competitive situation by having them race to a certain number or throws or set up a timed challenge where players count out how many throws they can make in an allotted time.
"How a tag is made can be the difference between safe and out, this drill gives players many reps at getting that tag down as quick as possible."
Check out the Rapid Fire Tag Video!