Mike, one of my readers who is [tag]coaching little league baseball[/tag], sent these to me recently. Two great [tag]baseball drills[/tag] that don’t require a coaching PhD to figure out.
I coach a local Little League team (10-12 yrs olds) and one of my best ideas is a [tag]baseball[/tag] bunting drill that uses two hula-hoops.
I place the hula-hoops in the proper areas ( one down first and the other down third) about four feet away from home plate. I have the players bunt into the hoops – it gives the kids immediate feedback to “place” the ball inside the circle. Makes a real game out of the [tag]baseball drill[/tag] and gives the players a mental “target” in a game situation. Works like a charm and the kids love it.
The other idea I use is the “Home Run Derby”. Each player bats from second base and gets three pitches to knock it over the fence. Kids love hitting it over the fence.