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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3 Hitting Drills for Accuracy & Timing

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In today’s blog post, we have put together 3 hitting drills for accuracy and timing that you should add to your practice plan and work on everyday! The Fence Drill This hitting drill forces you to stay in a good box and make sure that you maintain good hand quickness and good drive through the…

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The Drag Bunt

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A drag bunt can be particularly effective when there is a runner on second, or first and second, and no outs. It is also an effective play when the third baseman is playing deep and you have a runner on third with two outs. Set Up In this baseball hitting situation, the third baseman is…

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The Sled Hitting Drill

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This is a dry swing hitting drill in which you pull something heavy in order to feel the rotation of the body in detail, as the mechanics are slowed down. You can use a tire, a weight plate, or some other objecct that gives you some good resistance.  By pulling on the heavy object, you…

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5 Creative Baseball Drills to Engage Your Players!

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When coaching youth baseball, sometimes you need a fun and new, creative way to teach the fundamentals to your players.   There are many everyday items that you can incorporate into your baseball drills to add a little bit of change to your practice plan.  And you’ve probably tried many of them – the kitchen towl,…

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