Frank in Detroit wrote to ask if I could suggest any ideas for youth [tag]baseball hitting drills[/tag].  I sent him this tip which one of my readers sent in.  I”m including it for you to try.Baseball Hitting Drills

From Mark…
Coaching Tip:
I coach 7/8 year old boys [tag]baseball[/tag].  It is a coach pitch league and one problem that we have with the boys is listed below:

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1.  The boys hit hard off the tee and with hitting stick but when soft tossed or pitched to, they only take a half strength [tag]swing[/tag].
2.  The problem is that they are so worried about [tag]hitting[/tag] the ball that their strength and speed are not incorporated into the swing.
3.  I like to have the boys hit fruit.
ex.  I will [tag]pitch[/tag] oranges at them instead of baseballs.  It is very surprising how hard they will swing to destroy an orange.  I also toss large grapes at them to help improve their hand/eye coordination.
4.  Clean up is a bit of a mess but they learned how hard we want them to swing.

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