Looking for [tag]hitting[/tag] [tag]drills[/tag] for your [tag]baseball batting coach[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out these ideas below from Frank and Mark.
I have a favorite [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that has proven very effective for preparing Pre-game [tag]practice[/tag] or if one of your players is having a hard time seeing the ball at bat.
You will need a few baseball size wiffles. The [tag]batter[/tag] stands approx. 20 – 25′ feet from the coach. The idea is to pitch the wiffles to them and have the batter take a nice slow swing. Just making contact with the ball. Reach out and touch the ball with the bat, this will force them to keep their eyes glued to the ball.
The idea is not to kill the ball but just take an easy [tag]swing[/tag] and make contact. I used this on my daughter at home for practice just to give it a trial run to see the improvement. It worked so well I started using it during pre-game warm-ups. Have the rest of the team behind you about 5 feet or so to catch the wiffles and cheer on the batter.
Rotate each player for about 10 to 15 balls
KEEPING YOUR EYE ON THE BALL
Take 4 balls and number the first one with #(1) equally on four spots on the ball, next with #(2), next with #(3), last with #(4). Hit or throw the balls to them and have them yell out the number on the ball as they throw it back to you.
This will keep their eyes on the ball watching it go into their glove. Once they start the drill keep feeding them the balls faster and faster.