This drill teaches players to think ahead. They must know where the ball is coming from and know ahead of time where they will throw. The drill test eye-hand coordination. You will see a noticeable difference in players’ reaction times during the course of the year if they practice this drill regularly. Remember the coach determines the speed of the drill.
Can really young players do this drill? Yes! Try doing it with ground balls. Can older players do this drill? Yes! Coaches can make it a speed drill and increase or decrease distances. In fact try to stagger the distance with every other players.
The linemaster drill is a simple yet effective drill that forces players not only to act but to think. Baseball and softball are sports that players must process different things and be able to think ahead. This drill works!
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