While coaching 6, 7 & 8 yr olds, we used these monster hitting drills. During batting drills we set up three stations so as to keep all kids engaged and focused, tough at the early stages of baseball development.
Monster Hitting Drills
Station 1: Transformer: Soft Toss in Right field with Baseballs
Station 2: Terminator: Soft Toss in Left Field w/wiffle balls (gives the kids Pujols Muscles)
Station 3: Darth Vader: Live pitching in the Diamond
Coaches can name each station appropriately, these work great!
The Other Hand Drill
Try this with your kids, ; after about 5 to 10 minutes of warm-ups just throwing balls back and forth,tell the kids to take their glove off and put on their other hand. Encourage them to try to play catch as best they can.
After about 5 minutes of doing this, tell them to go back to their regular hand. Amazingly, throws are better and catches hardly missed.
It made them appreciate their abilities. They sure had fun trying it!