Practice and Drills
  • Heavy Bat Rotations

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:17:42 +0000

    Purpose Build hitting strength in the forearms and wrists Set Up Player can stand anywhere on the field with a weighted bat. Instructions  Player holds bat straight out in front with the bat head pointing straight ahead Rotate the bat head around in small circles Increase the size of the circle with each repetition Do […]

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  • Outfield Fundamentals

    Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:24:05 +0000

    Outfield Ready Position Fly Ball Catching & Throwing Technique Ground Ball Fielding Technique

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  • Home to First Base Drill

    Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:30:07 +0000

    Purpose Teaches how to properly approach first base, by running straight through the base and not lunging when they get close. Set Up Players line up along the backstop behind home plate. Instructions  The first player in line steps into the batters box On the coach?s signal, the player pretends to swing, then runs full […]

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  • Perfect Swing Drill

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:23:03 +0000

    Purpose Develops rhythm , timing and visualization skills Set Up Player stands at home plate with a bat. Instructions Player gets in batting stance and attempts to take the perfect swing. He should imagine a pitch coming in and her bat meeting the pitch at the ideal contact point. Take 10 swings Coaching Tips Look […]

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  • Top Hand/Bottom Hand Hitting Drill

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:33:44 +0000

    Purpose Promotes a short, quick swing Set Up Player stands at plate or in front of net. Coach stands in front of the player and at a 45 degree or greater angle to the player. Use a shorter, lighter bat for this drill. Instructions Hitter begins by holding the bat with her bottom hand (front […]

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  • Sideways Drive Pitching Drill

    Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:42:02 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers work on getting their back side driving, their front leg up and getting a long stride. Set Up Pitcher stands at three-quarters of regular pitching distance (25-30 feet). Catcher is in stance or sitting on a bucket. Instructions Pitcher stands with hips open. She shifts weight onto her back leg and brings her […]

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  • Arm Speed Pitching Drill

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:43:14 +0000

    Purpose Helps pitchers develop power and velocity Set Up Pitcher stands on the mound (35-40 feet away). A coach or player stands beside the pitcher to feed her the balls. Catcher is behind home plate. Instructions Pitcher alternates throwing a regular softball and a weighted ball. She can alternate every pitch or throw two regular […]

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  • Big League Baserunning

    Mon, 10 Sep 2018 19:47:48 +0000

    Purpose Practice basic baserunning, stealing, tag-ups and other baserunning strategies Set Up Players line up along the backstop behind home plate. The first player in line steps into the batters box Instructions On the coach?s signal, the player pretends to swing, then runs full speed from home plate to first base. Run through the base, […]

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  • Tee Power Swing Drill

    Wed, 05 Sep 2018 21:31:57 +0000

    Purpose Improving ability to drive the ball with power Drill Setup Setup as many tees as you can, trying to limit 2-3 players per tee Each player grabs a bat and a helmet Grab a bucket of balls for each tee How it Works Players take turns one at a time stepping up to bat […]

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  • Knee Drill for Pitching

    Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:45:24 +0000

    Purpose Teaches pitcher to stay in balance while executing the windmill arm motion. Set Up Pitcher gets on knees in front of a wall, fence, net or catcher. Coach stands nearby. Instructions 1. Pitcher, who is on her knees, starts in the open door position with a cocked wrist. 2.  She swings back, then does […]

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