Looking for some fresh ideas for [tag]baseball drills[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out these ideas below from Jeff and from Jason.
One [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that I have found that adds value is “Target Practice”. I am sure that this drill exists somewhere. Anyway here we go.
I set up a Juggs net (with strike zone) and a pitching rubber at 48′. I then have the player warm up and throw 15 [tag]pitches[/tag] from the stretch and 15 from the wind-up.
I then measure the accuracy rate of the player from each position so that I can understand what to develop or drawbacks that may need to be addressed for each player during a game (i.e. if the [tag]pitcher[/tag] cannot throw a strike from the wind up then they they should only pitch from the stretch etc.).
I repeat this every couple of weeks to see if our work on pitching fundamentals is effective.
3 Home plate Drill
When we take [tag]batting practice[/tag] off a machine, I like to place three home plates for the players to stand at. We take 5 cuts at the normal distance then, move up and take 5 cuts, and then move up 5 cuts. This makes cage work more challenging and eliminates the player getting the machine timed. I also like it because it varies what the pitch looks like without changing the machine.