Purpose Infielders learn to make throws to possible double play situations. Set Up Infielders take their positions. Execution Catcher rolls the ball out in front of home, fields it and throws to first. First
Purpose Pitchers work on keeping their fingertips down all the way through the throw. Set Up Place a batting tee behind the pitcher. Execution Coach says "Go." Pitcher picks the ball up off the
Purpose This drill allows athletes to perfect relay throws from outfield to infield to catcher. Set Up Outfielder sets up in outfield. Infielder sets up at edge of infield. Second infielder sets up
Purpose This drill prevents the pitcher from reverse spinning their back foot on the throw. Set Up Place a paper cup behind the pushoff foot along the edge of the rubber. Execution Coach tells
Purpose Batter works on moving body forward during swing, feeling resistance and following through. Set Up Batter stands at tee in normal batting stance. A ball is NOT placed on the tee. A
Purpose The purpose of this drill is to improve general team defense. Set Up Have players take their positions on the field. Coach is at-bat. Execution Defense is required to make a certain number
Purpose Outfielders learn proper footwork to gather themselves, plant, point the glove, hop and turn, and finish. Set Up Set three cones in an open space, approximately 1 yard apart. Player begins facing
Purpose Pitchers perfect their motion and aim to get good right to left action (or left to right for left-handers). Set Up Pitcher lines up anywhere on the field. He has a
Purpose The stride box helps player keep foot closed and maintain a firm front side Set Up Make a stride box by nailing together two 2x4’s (each roughly 12" long) into an L-shape.
The "3 Sounds" Bat Speed Drill The "3 Sounds" Bat Speed Drill is one of the most invaluable bat speed drills you can have in your practice plan. It works on
Every good coach is always looking for new and better hitting drills for their players, so they can grow and strengthen their power and bat speed skills, which, of course,
When setting up your youth baseball fielding drills, since it's true that a large majority of the plays happen in the infield, this leads coaches to put their best catchers
Last year I decided to do a drill with my 7 - 9 yr olds who had a hard time catching the ball properly. Using this technique my players really
Hi Coach - welcome to the site! Below, you'll find four great videos covering different aspects of coaching youth baseball. All of these clips are samples from the "Youth Baseball Mastery"
Here's a great baseball hitting drill you can use with all ages and ability levels. It's called the "Identification Drill" - and the goal is to help your hitters identify
One drill I do with younger boys just coming up from machine pitch to minors is line half my team at third base and half at first base. I am standing