Practice and Drills
  • Power Trigger Drill

    Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:40:28 +0000

    Purpose Helps batter feel their trigger position/their hands during their swing. Set Up Set up a tee in front of a net. Batter stands next to the tee. Need an elastic cord with loops on each end. Place one loop around lead foot and the other loop around top bat hand. Instructions Set ball on […]

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  • Delay Steal

    Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:37:59 +0000

    Purpose Helps players learn to read the pitcher and infielders, and get a great jump on the delayed steal. Set Up You can run this drill in the infield, or set up a first base and second base in the outfield the appropriate distance apart. Coach stands on the pitcher?s mound. Players line up at […]

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  • Dive Drill

    Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:30:23 +0000

    Purpose To practice using a dive to catch fly balls or field grounders. Set Up In the outfield grass, have a fielder kneel about 15 feet away from the coach. Fielder has glove, coach has bucket of balls. Instructions Coach begins the drill by quick flipping a ball just outside the extended reach of the […]

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  • Footwork Tennis

    Tue, 25 Jun 2019 02:37:07 +0000

    Purpose To practice & improve fielding footwork (crossover, drop step). Set Up Set up a ?tennis court? on the field using cones as markers. The ?court? should be a rectangle 30 ft long by 20 ft wide, use dots or more cones to mark out a line down the middle as shown. Instructions Two players […]

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  • Race To Home

    Tue, 18 Jun 2019 03:02:53 +0000

    Purpose A fun, game-like drill that works on baserunning and conditioning. Set Up Split your players into three teams. One team lines up at home plate as baserunners. The second team lines up behind first base as fielders. And the third team lines up behind third base as fielders. Coach kneels in soft-toss position 10-12 […]

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  • Three Line Sliding

    Tue, 18 Jun 2019 02:44:45 +0000

    Purpose Teaches players how to slide with proper technique, both back to the base and advancing to the next base. Set Up You can do this drill in the infield or set up four bases in any grassy area. Instructions The first player at each base starts with a foot on the bag. Coach calls […]

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  • GOOOOOAL!

    Mon, 03 Jun 2019 20:37:19 +0000

    Purpose A fun, competitive game that practices throwing and fielding Set Up Using cones, set up a small soccer field with a midline across the center. Create a goal on each side using cones, hitting nets, trash cans or anything similar. Divide your players up into two even teams ? one on each side of […]

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  • Wild Pitch Prep

    Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:13:28 +0000

    Purpose To practice handling a wild pitch when a runner is on 3rd base. Set Up Place your infield players in their regular positions. Place a runner on 3rd base. Coach stands behind the catcher. Instructions To begin, coach secretly places a softball somewhere behind the catcher while catcher keeps her eyes on the pitcher. […]

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  • One Knee Soft Toss Drill

    Mon, 20 May 2019 18:47:27 +0000

    Purpose Isolates upper body mechanics so hitters can work on the proper bat path and timing Set Up For younger teams, assign a coach or parent helper to each player, who will act as the tosser. Older players can partner up and toss to each other. The tosser kneels at a 45 angle from the […]

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  • Blind Tee Drill

    Mon, 20 May 2019 14:41:42 +0000

    Purpose To help hitters visualize the contact points for pitches in various locations Set Up Set up three batting tees at the plate – One directly over the plate. One off the front inside corner. And one off the back outside corner. The batter sets up in her normal stance Instructions Once the hitter is […]

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