Pinball Baseball Hitting Drill

Pinball

Use this drill to reinforce to players to stay on top of the ball through their swing, as well as improving their ability to hit under pressure.

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Basketball Power Drill

This drill trains hitters to swing through the point of contact and hit for more power. Try creating a progression from your lightest ball to your heaviest (i.e.. volleyball, soccer ball, basketball).   Then have the hitter take 5 swings with a normal baseball and feel the difference.

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Bat Throwing Drill

This drill works on developing a full swing. In this drill, the farther the tee is tossed the better. You want the batter to be taking powerful but fundamentally sound swings.

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Curveball Flip Drill

This drill teaches your batters to hit the curveball by making sure the batter is going into trigger stride position and then waiting on the ball and hitting it as it is coming down.

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Carry The Team Drill

Here's a fun, game-like drill that practices hitting, baserunning and fielding. You can use ghost runners to advance on the bases as necessary , or if one team has fewer players than the others, one player can be given two outs to use.

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Stride Line Drill

The Stride Line drill helps players learn to get out of the box quickly, emphasizing the acceleration phase of the sprint to first. The stride foot should land softly and in an athletic position.

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Hitting H.O.R.S.E.

This drill focuses on hitting the ball to specific field locations, as hitters learn to adjust their stance to hit the ball to the pull side or opposite field.

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Vision Drill

This drill helps the batter see the ball better and pick up and follow the ball better out of the pitcher’s hand. Batter should be anticipating the ball leaving the coach’s hand so that he is yelling ball right when the coach throws it.

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Rhythm Drill for Hitting

This drill requires a lighter, thinner bat than you would normally use. You can purchase underload training bats from sporting goods retailers. Or simply use a smaller bat, a wooden dowel, or a sawed off broomstick.

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Inside Outside Drill

Players learn how to adjust to pitch location without altering their stride in this fantastic drill. You can use whiffle balls or just place a net in front of the tees - this way you don't need to chase balls down and keep the drill moving at a high pace.

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