I’m often asked for advice on [tag]coaching baseball to boys[/tag]. Here’s a simple [tag]coaching[/tag] tip that will pay huge dividends with your team and works well with boys and with girls.
I don’t have a name for this [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag], but it’s a [tag]bunting[/tag] drill.
Equipment: 4 cones, strike zone [tag]pitching machine[/tag], safety balls, and bat.
Instructions: place 2 cones on third baseline and 2 more on first baseline two feet apart.
They are given 20 pitches to [tag]bunt[/tag].
For every ball bunted in targeted area a point is given.
Make it a competition.
Be sure they are using proper technique
Advanced drill: signal to them first base line or third baseline.
A [tag]hitting[/tag] drill we do with our 10-12 yr. olds, after soft toss & 2 ball soft toss.
We have a [tag]coach[/tag] stand on a bucket and drop balls, then the coach stands on the ground and drops the ball. We have found this very effective in increasing bat & hand speed through the hitting zone.