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Practice and Drills

  • Full Swing with Weighted Ball

    Tue, 23 Aug 2022 03:29:20 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers develop forearm and wrist strength. They also improve timing of lower body and upper body. Drill Setup Pitchers stand at three-quarters of regular pitching distance (25-30 feet) holding a weighted ball. Catcher is standing up. How it Works Pitchers now take their full pitching wind-up and throw the weighted ball to the catcher. […]

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  • Progressive Tag Up

    Sat, 16 Jul 2022 13:00:19 +0000

    Purpose Teaches players when and how to tag up on fly balls. Set Up You can run this drill in the infield, or just set up four bases in the outfield the appropriate distance apart. Set up three outfielders, and a line of baserunners at first base. Coach stands at home plate with a bat […]

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  • Flat Bat Drill

    Fri, 17 Jun 2022 16:33:10 +0000

    Purpose Teaches player to hit through the baseball. Drill Setup Place a tee in front of a net. Take a bat and shave it down on two sides to create flat surfaces. Then wrap tape around the barrel to prevent it from splintering. How it Works Place ball on tee. Take a swing and attempt […]

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  • Three Line Sliding

    Wed, 11 May 2022 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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  • Blind Tee Drill

    Mon, 25 Apr 2022 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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  • Backhand Drill

    Fri, 11 Mar 2022 12:39:17 +0000

    Purpose To practice fielding the ball with a backhanded catch. (Note: a backhand catch is when a player has to cross their body with the glove hand in order to catch the ball. This is a critical defensive skill all infielders must master). Set Up Divide your players up into single file lines based on […]

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  • Line Drive Drill

    Fri, 11 Feb 2022 18:03:03 +0000

    Purpose Outfielders work on catching the line drive and then transferring their weight toward the target. Drill Setup Player and coach line up 5 to 10 yards apart. How it Works Coach says, “Go.” Player takes off sprinting across the outfield. Coach throws a line drive in front of the player. Player catches the ball […]

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  • Fast Hands Drill

    Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:23:23 +0000

    Purpose Develops fast hands for hitting. Set Up Batter gets into stance at home plate or another location on field. Coach stands to batter’s side. Instructions Batter gets into stance. She grips her bat by taking her bottom hand and moving it all the way up to the top of the bat handle. Then she […]

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  • Blind Pivot Drill

    Tue, 14 Dec 2021 19:04:26 +0000

    Purpose Outfielders practice taking their eyes off the ball and switching their view to the opposite shoulder. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach throws a high, deep fly ball. As outfielder runs back she takes her eyes off the ball and switches her […]

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  • Glove Tuck Drill

    Mon, 15 Nov 2021 17:18:15 +0000

    Purpose This drill breaks down the proper mechanics of the glove tuck portion of the throw. Set Up Players line up facing coach. Instructions Players go into ?T? position with arms straight out to the sides ? glove pointing toward the target, ball hand straight back, knuckles up toward the sky. In throwing motion, players […]

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