Take a look at these submissions from Glenn and from Ricky. Two great examples of [tag]drills[/tag] for [tag]baseball coaching[/tag] that work with your youth teams.
Tiger’s [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]coaching[/tag] tip.
To help my team prepare for [tag]defensive[/tag] drills, I have purchased 9 leather pancake mitts. Everyone uses these mitts. We take regular [tag]infield[/tag] at all practices for the 1st 15 min. with these pancake mitts. Then we switch to gloves for another 15 min.
This has mandated proper [tag]fielding[/tag] and [tag]catching[/tag] techniques and the use of two hands for all fielding. This has improved our fielding and catching of flyballs in the infield and the [tag]outfield[/tag] and has markedly decreased the number of fielding errors.
I love this drill and now my players love it because they very rarely make a fielding error.
I have spent the last 5 years coaching the younger kids within the community I live. From an offensive stand point we have seen a remarkable difference in hitting when we have spent time working with the quick swing. But we had to fix hand position on the bat and fix a few stances along the way. The kids clearly saw the importance of having quicker hands.