Last week, I sent out a request for my newsletter subscribers to send in their best [tag]baseball practice tips[/tag]. Check out the ones below (very creative!).
This is not really a new [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag].
When I teach [tag]sliding[/tag] [tag]practice[/tag] to young kids I use a piece of cardboard to soften the blow. Kids like it too because they learn to hit the piece of cardboard in a certain spot (outside or inside the bag) and the correct distance before the bag.
I also trace out the correct body position on the cardboard to show the correct type of slide. The cardboard also seems to slide pretty well on the grass and I have very few injuries/strawberries. Not a new drill but it has worked out pretty good so far.
One of the [tag]drills[/tag] I work with my team is a basic drill that involves 2 players. I have the players face each other. I then have them stand about eight feet apart. One player will turn and face away; the other player will hold the ball and toss it high in the air. Once the ball is in the air,the player that tossed the ball tells the other player to turn around. The player turns around and begins to look in the air for the ball.
This drill has improved my players’ with [tag]hand eye coordination[/tag] and [tag]catching[/tag] the ball. We call this toss-up.