If the catchers extend their arms, the pitcher gets a point. If the catchers lift a knee to reach for the pitch, the pitcher gets two points. If the catcher falls in an effort to get the pitch, the pitcher gets three points.
Pitchers must keep their point total under five to stay in the game. The catcher counts the number of pitches the pitcher completes before reaching five points, and then the catcher becomes the pitcher and vice versa.
To make the drill more exciting or competitive for the players, pitchers can be ranked against each other to find the pitcher who completed the most pitchers before reaching five points.
Each of these drills can be made more difficult with just a few small tweaks.
As already mentioned, coaches can increase the distance between players or between the pitcher and the bullseye.
Coaches can focus on pitching speed, or measuring accuracy against each other pitchers to create some friendly competition.For more baseball drills, check out our complete archive of baseball pitching drills today!