This is a great drill to develop and hone hand-eye coordination.

Drill Setup

  • Batter gets in stance.
  • Coach or another player stands in front.
  • Instead of balls, you’ll be using bottle caps

How it Works

Bottle Cap Baseball Hitting Drill

  1. Coach or another player throws a bottle cap or small plastic golf ball to the batter who attempts to hit it with a regular bat.
  2. Repeat.

Coaching Tips

  • Bottle caps in particular provide a lot of movement – they can dip, tumble, curve. Batter needs to really keep his eye on the target.
  • Number one goal for this drill is for the batter to make contact.
  • This is a difficult drill so encourage players – if they can hit a bottle cap then a ball is going to seem much bigger and easier to hit.