Coming up with new ideas for [tag]fun baseball drills[/tag] can sometimes be a challenge. Here are a couple of [tag]baseball drills[/tag] and tips that will keep your practices effective and fun!
Here’s something that has really helped my hitters grasp the idea of starting your swing with your hips. It’s not as much a [tag]baseball drill[/tag] as an illustration. I simply call it “eye balls”.
Place a small piece of athletic tape on both of your knee caps and one on your belt buckle. Draw an eye ball (a black dot) in the center of each piece of tape. When you’re in your hitting stance, your “eye balls” face home plate. When you take your stride, your “eye balls” face home plate. Then at the moment you begin your swing, all at once, all 3 of your “eye balls” turn and look at the pitcher.
Stand up and try it. It just seems to help with the concept of starting your swing with your hips.
One of the [tag]baseball hitting drills[/tag] we do really helps the boys wait on the [tag]baseball[/tag] and they learn to pull the ball.
1. Coach will pitch to the player a variety of lob pitches, almost softball style of pitch.
2. The player (right handed hitter) is instructed that he has to hit the ball between the short stop position and 3rd base, Left handed hitter must hit between the 2nd baseman position and 1st base.
3. We want the hitter to wait as long as possible and then hit a line drive.