So my 14U son's primary position is catcher but he's been working on other positions lately to keep him in the lineup. He hits well enough to do so.
He wants to work on his speed. I told him if he reaches certain milestones I would provide little incentives to encourage him. Running is not fun for him. He's not slow but not fast if that makes sense. He's not all the way thru puberty yet.
We don't have the time or money right now to do a formal speed and agility class. But we do have a nice high school track around the corner and turf fields as well.
Where should we start ? Should I have him run a mile and time him as a benchmark? Or a shorter distance? How would we measure his improvements? And what would be considered an a decent gain? For example shaving 10 seconds off a mile in a month.
Any suggestions for drills or methods or things that worked for your son?