Purpose 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
Purpose Teaches batter to hit the curveball. Drill Setup Batter gets in stance in front of net. Coach kneels or sits to the side of the net and the batter. Use a
Purpose To improve throwing technique and arm strength. Drill Setup Arrange 3 batting tees in a row about 10 feet apart from each other. For beginner players, place a large ball on
Purpose Teaches batter not to lift front arm, which causes him to drag the bat head and have a long, slow swing. Drill Setup Batter holds a short bat beside a tee.
Purpose Outfielders work on catching both the ball hit in front of them and the ball hit behind them. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open
Purpose To practice using the underhand flip to get force outs at second base. Drill Setup Make two lines of players - one line at the shortstop position, the other at second
Purpose A fun, game-like drill that practices hitting with a count that favors the pitcher. Drill Setup Split your players into three even teams of roughly 4-5 players each. Two teams fill
Purpose This is an excellent drill to work on throwing a good curveball. This drill is ONLY for players 14 and over. Set Up This drill can be run anywhere. All the player
Whether you hit for power, hit for average, or even if you have trouble hitting, you can always help your team in critical situations by laying down a successful bunt.
A drag bunt can be particularly effective when there is a runner on second, or first and second, and no outs. It is also an effective play when the third
What is Bat Speed? Bat Speed: Bat speed is measured in miles per hour (MPH) and considers only the highest speed of the bat head (peak velocity) through the hitting zone.
Baserunning From Home Plate In today's video blog post, we demonstrate 3 different ways of baserunning from home plate, and how to handle common hitting situations, such as ground balls, line
A power stick is a bat that is skinnier than normal and forces players to swing more accurately. In today's video, we are demonstrating an excellent hitting drill that teaches
There are numerous exercises for baseball hitter conditioning. In today's video blog post, I am sharing some excellent drills that incorporate tubing, which can be used to check that your
A very common problem across hitters is the tendency to over-stride. In today's video blog post, I am sharing an excellent hitting drill that, in addition to working on the
In today's video blog post, we are talking about a great pitching drill that works on a bit of rhythm and movement. It's called the “Waltz Drill” (or the “Dance
Hitting Stance: Working the Plate Today's coaching video is all about working the plate. When the hitter is establishing his hitting stance, one of the most important things for him is the