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Speed Square Drill

Skill Set: Outfield

Difficulty Level: Medium

Number of Athletes and Coaches: 1-6 athletes and 1 coach, or 6 athletes as a group

Average Time to Complete: 10-15 minutes

Equipment Required: Gloves, bucket of baseballs, 4 cones

Goal: Taking a different route to the ball each time and using good angles to the cones

Description of the Drill:

• Cones are set up in a square, each 20 feet apart

• Players start in a line behind the coach with one player at front left cone

• Player runs their own route to all three of the other cones before the coach throws them a fly ball

• It does not matter what route the player takes, as long as they go to all cones

• Player catches the ball and runs it back in to place it in the bucket, then gets in the back of the line

Next player gets ready at the front left cone and the drill repeats

Players should rotate through the line so that they each get 10 repetitions

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Add Difficulty:

• To add a degree of difficulty, the coach can change the cone that the players start at


For more free drills and resources, download the USA Baseball Mobile Coach App for Apple or Android or visit the Mobile Coach website.

From GameChanger and USA Baseball.

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