Bat Around The Horn – Fielding Drill

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This is a great drill/game for a team to build speed, accuracy in throwing, communication, and team bonding.

This game requires two teams of at least 5 players.

One team takes the field at 1st base, 2nd base, shortstop, 3rd base, and catcher. The other team is at bat. The batter hits a ground ball. This can be done from a tee, a soft toss, or by throwing the ball up and hitting it. Fly balls are strikes.

An infielder catches the ball and throws to 1st base. 1st base then throws to one of the other infielders. That fielder throws back to 1st base. 1st base then throws to the other infielder who hasn't yet touched the ball, who throws back to 1st base. The ball then goes around the horn: 1st base to short stop to 2nd base to 3rd base. Then it is thrown to the catcher.

Each fielder must touch her base before throwing except for when the ball is thrown around the horn and home. If the batter-runner can run all the way home before the ball gets home, they score a run. If the ball gets home first, they have one out. In that case, the fielders rotate one position clockwise and the next batter hits.

For every batter, each fielder has caught 3 balls and made 3 throws. Every catch and throw must be accurate or the batting team scores one run. Batters need to wear helmets. Fielders can rotate in at 3rd base if you are playing with more than 5 players on each team.

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