Baseball has so many different defensive combinations, and it is important for players to understand their responsibilities and to make the play when they are called upon.
Even professionals will go back to the basics of using a tee. It helps batters focus on their target area to hit a baseball. Encourage your players to use a tee to work on the fundamentals of hitting.
A common situation in baseball is the run down. A player caught in between two bases – either one of them being safe. Executing a proper defensive set up is important to getting the out. Pickle is a classic baseball practice drill you can add to your workouts.
Teaching young players the need to keep their eye on the ball might not always be as effective as we as coaches would like. This baseball drill for kids focuses things on a much smaller area of the ball.
Players at this age often understand how to get players out at first base and they may have also learned the basics of a force out play. But, they must also learn about tagging players out at bases. Before this drill, you need to teach players the difference between a force out and a tag out.
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