I sent out a request for my newsletter subscribers to send in their favorite [tag]baseball coaching tips[/tag]. Check out these two below to use with your younger baseball players. Simple and effective!
My biggest single thing I try to drill into my kids heads (ages 9 & 10) is too be ready “EVERY PITCH” during games. My team motto every year is “Every Pitch”. If my kids can do this 80% of the time I am happy as they will then be able to use the fundamentals they are taught in practice. If they are not ready when the pitch is thrown then all the preparation goes out the window. I try to stress how sometimes fractions of a second is the difference between winning and losing a [tag]baseball[/tag] game.
A [tag]baseball drill[/tag] I like for kids that chop at the ball (usually younger players) is one I call–the pocket drill. You simply have them start from their normal stance, but when they swing, you tell them to stick their right elbow (right handers) in their right pants pocket as they swing. No more chop.