This week's drill is Zipper Relay, a baseball conditioning drill brought to you by TheDrillbook.com.
"Zipper Relay", is an innovative and fun way to work on agility, athleticism and conditioning. Break your players into 2 or 3 player units. On "Go", the first player in each line explodes to the first ball, picks it up, and then runs backwards to their partner while handing the ball over. The active player then runs to the second ball and repeats and finally to the third ball. Once the player returns home, with the third ball, the next partner returns the balls to their original positions and sprints back to their start point. The first team to finish is declared the winner. Feel free to change the running pattern to introduce things like karaoke. After a few relays the players will be exhausted.
Key Teaching Points
Run with body control (neutral spine), head up and knee flex. This drill can be done with or without a glove depending on age and ability level.