Thanks to Gary and Brian for sending these [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drills[/tag] in. If you’ve every struggled with [tag]youth baseball batting drills[/tag], you should try these!
One of the drills I like to use is a tee at home plate and plastic balls. We put the tee at home plate and have one of the coaches sit on a bucket maybe about 15 feet away. We tell the kids to try and hit [tag]coach[/tag] on the bucket (coach sitting on the bucket rags kids ie..”common you can’t hit me”) The kids really concentrate on going up the middle/throwing hands out with out even knowing it.
Batting Practice: Using an L screen and sitting down about 20-25′ from home plate to run [tag]batting practice[/tag]. You can throw a high percentage of [tag]strikes[/tag], you are at a height level that more closely simulates that of a LL pitcher and the short distance and slower toss provides similar reaction time to a 9 or 10 year old throwing from 45′. Put a bucket and a player out in deep CF to gather all the balls. A few fielders out in the outfield to gather and throw to the guy with the bucket. This way you can get all the kids a lot of quality swings in a short period of time.