Coach Ken Eriksen talks about second base running options for different hitter scenarios: The deep fly ball, the ground ball and the steal.
On a deep fly ball, it's important to test your runners to see how far they can get to second base and feel safe enough that if the outfielder catches it, the runner can get back to first base. Encourage your players to test the limits during these types of drills - it pays off to be daring.
On the ground ball, the runner at second base needs to assess her options: Can she get to second base, or is she going to get tagged out? If the hitter is tagged out running from home plate to first base, that means the second first base runner is free to make it to second base.
The steal: This move is a sprint to second base.