This drill specifically focuses on executing a proper crossover step when advancing to the next base.
Baseball Diamond or any other open grass area that has a straight line drawn with chalk or paint.
Organize players into one line at one end of the line (note: this drill can be done anywhere there is a straight line on the field. It does not have to be performed from home to first or first to second).
Each player approaches the line, performs a crossover step with the left foot and continues running down the line.
Coach should emphasize to players that each stride should land on the chalk line.
Since the emphasis should be placed on proper footwork, coaches need to stress to players to start slow then gradually increase their speed.
It may help to teach some players to line up with their right foot slightly back behind the line, making it easier to perform a crossover step and land directly on the line.