Check out these 3 great baseball hitting drills that will help your players improve their hitting and become more accurate and powerful!
Front Toss Drill
This baseball hitting drill develops rhythm, timing, balance, and swing sequence, while allowing hitters to work on pitches inside, outside, and down the middle. It also helps hitters with pitches at various heights. In a team setting, it is recommended that each hitter get 25 swings in this baseball drill, with no more than 10 swings at a time.
- The pitcher shows the hitter the ball, pulls it back, and then delivers it. By showing the ball and pulling it back, it allows the hitter to work on his rhythm and his timing.
- The hitter should have his front foot on the ground when the ball is halfway to him. This gives him a balanced strength position to hit from.
3-Ball Front Toss Drill
This is a variation of the front toss drill. In this hitting drill, as we toss, we are going to work on pitches inside, down the middle off the front edge of the plate, and the outside pitch off the back corner.
As you hit the ball in the inside part of the plate, focus on making sure you have the proper sequence, with a strong hip turn so that you can get your hands inside the ball. In a team setting, each hitter should hit three pitches from each of the three areas, equalling nine repetitions. Do this two times during a practice session.
- Place three baseballs on the ground in relationship to home plate. Each ball represents where a particular hitter would like to hit that ball in relationship to its position.
- Using these reference points, the hitter can tell if he’s hitting that particular pitch in the right position.
Front Toss Curve Ball Drill
In this hitting drill, the hitter is working on his stance, balance, rhythm and timing, the proper sequence of the swing, as well as his perceptive skills, and his rhythm and timing. Each hitter should take 10 repetitions at a time. He should complete two sets of 10 in a practice session.
- The tosser is angling the ball so that it is going away from the hitter, much like a curve ball would be breaking away from a hitter.
- The hitter works on hitting the ball off the deep part of the plate when it is outside, down the middle, when it’s thrown down the middle, and pulling the ball when it’s thrown to the inside part of the plate.