This Leading Off after the Pitch drill is perfect when you do not have a lot of time to practice with your team and they are fairly new. Or as a quick drill when you have some time before a game or when you have some time at the end of the practice.
The players all line up on the base path on the field. They set up in their ready position as if they were at the base. They watch for the pitcher who is going to pitch to the catcher or the coach. The players watch for the ball to leave the pitchers hand and then lead off as if they are on a base, landing in a position to either continue on or get back to the starting point.
Move the players so they get a chance to see the pitcher from each baseline as it is an entirely different view. Its a great drill for new players to get their timing down. If you do this enough times I guarantee you will never get calls for leaving the base too early. The young kids love it!
Have fun 🙂