I coach at a small school....
All of my pitchers play at another position and hit as well....
The way I work them out is:
1)Sacrifice a defensive or offensive drill for pen
2)Stay late and get bullpen in
Option 1 usually seems more productive. The kids are still focused. The only problem I run into there is early in the season, I may not have all the assistants out yet and I have to watch from afar.
Option 2 can be good. It's just tough on them after conditioning and usually they are ready to leave. They are the only ones left out on the field.
Was wondering if any of you deal with same problem and have found really good ways to deal with it?