BVSA Teaches: Banana Turn Drill

BVSA Teaches: Banana Turn Drill

On this episode of BVSA Teaches, Frank Ramppen talks about the banana turn drill. Hey guys, here’s a quick little easy drill that the kids love for teaching them the banana turn at first base on a base hit. Kids love running the bases, so be as creative as you can with drills for running the bases. They love to make it a competition, so use cones, baseballs, or whatever you have. They can practice directing their run and come up with a nice little gradual arc.

Have them start out on the play and then coming down hard. If they start that gradual arc and catch the inside of the bag while running by, they can practice their breakdowns over here. Another really good thing is to have one of the coaches or a ball bucket just right here off the bag. This forces them to catch the inside of the bag, whether it’s the right or left foot. This way, their body doesn’t hit whatever you put in place there. It’s really effective and really fun. Hope that helps!

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