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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Increase Baseball Hitting Power with this EASY Tube Drill!

Difficulty Level: Easy Setup:For this baseball hitting drill, you’ll need a regular bat, a broken bat handle, a resistance band, and to do a bit of handy work. Take the broken bat handle and drill a hole through the top. Then tie the tubing or resistance band through the hole, and tie the other end…

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One Knee Fielding Drill

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The One Knee Fielding Drill is great for outfielders to gain confidence in fielding ground balls.  This particular fielding drill teaches players to field the ground ball with one knee down, keeping the body in front of the ball. **Note that this technique is used only when there are NO runners on base. Coaching Points:…

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Catch and Crow Hop Drill for Baseball Fielding

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The purpose of the crow hop is to get a little more momentum and velocity on your ball.  As on outfielder, you have to throw the ball further than an infielder – sometimes a throw can be 120 feet! – so it’s important for you to get a little momentum to get up in the…

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