The Infield Snake Warm-Up Drill

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Purpose: This is a great warm-up drill that players really enjoy. The goal is to complete the drill without missing a ball. This drill can also be performed with line drives and pop-ups. Set Up: Start with a player at every infield position except for pitcher. Extra players queue up behind each of the infield…

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Dancing At The Mound – The Waltz Pitching Drill

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As a pitcher, spending as much time as possible perfecting your craft is the only way to get an edge on the batters you’ll be seeing game in and game out. But there’s only so many hours a week your team can practice, or you’re on your own and you’ve only got one ball, or…

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The “BOX”

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Drill Type: Team Conditioning Drill Purpose: The purposes of this team conditioning drill is: 1) Hitters learn to hit the ball from gap to gap hard on the ground or on a line 2) Infielders get ground ball work live off the ball 3) Outfielders get fly ball work and learn to communicate. Execution: Take…

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“Half Rubber” Curve Ball Hitting Drill

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Purpose: This hitting drill teaches batters to hang in and go with the pitch, as well as how to hit a Curve Ball. (Young players are not as intimidated with a rubber ball.) Photo credit: halfrubber.com Set Up: The ball is half of a rubber ball, and your bat is the size of a broom…

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Fly Ball Drill for Confident Fielding!

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Many players want to catch fly balls in a “basket catch form” (arm straight out and palm to the sky).  I converted an old basketball drill to help young players use the correct form.  This fly ball drill will build confidence  to catch fly balls and use the proper technique. 1.  Have the player lay…

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