Practice and Drills
  • Walk Through From Distance

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:31:36 +0000

    Purpose Helps pitchers develop arm and leg strength for greater velocity on pitches. Drill Setup Pitcher stands roughly double the regular pitching distance away from the Catcher (70-80 feet) How it Works Pitcher walks through the drill, meaning she takes a step forward toward the catcher and then goes through her pitching motion. Pitcher throws […]

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  • Critique The Pitch Drill

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:32:19 +0000

    Purpose Helps pitcher correct flaws in delivery. Drill Setup Pitcher stands on the rubber. Catcher is behind home plate. (35-40 feet away) How it Works Pitcher goes through normal motion and throws the ball to the catcher. Coach critiques the motion and offers tips to correct any problems. Complete 2 sets of 10-15 pitches. Coaching […]

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  • Drop Step with Ball Fielding Drill

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:26:10 +0000

    Purpose This drill covers the proper mechanics for drop stepping with the ball when fielding. Set Up Outfielder lines up in front of coach. Instructions Coach says ?Ready Position.? Player stands with feet shoulder-width apart, knees bent, rock side to side, elbows are bent, glove is up, eyes looking in at the imaginary batter. Coach […]

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  • Cutoff Drill

    Thu, 30 Jan 2020 19:09:35 +0000

    Purpose This drill covers the proper footwork and body rotation needed to perform a fast cutoff and eliminate any unnecessary steps while turning and throwing the ball . Set Up One player or coach starts with the ball in the outfield. The other player is at one of the infield positions. A teammate or net […]

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  • Bunt and Run

    Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:35:35 +0000

    Purpose Helps players learn to bunt for base hits. Set Up You can do this drill in the infield or with any open space in the outfield. Set up a small diamond with four bases 40-60 feet apart. Have four pitchers in the middle of the diamond. One bunter (with helmet and bat) ? at […]

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  • Score From Second

    Tue, 14 Jan 2020 04:51:46 +0000

    Purpose Teaches players how to score from second on a base hit. Set Up Set up three outfielders in their positions, and a catcher at home. The remaining players line up behind second base. Coach stands at home with a bat and balls. Another coach or player acts as third base coach. Instructions Coach hits […]

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  • Half Field Game (Left Side)

    Fri, 10 Jan 2020 18:57:56 +0000

    Purpose This game uses only the left side of the field (from the second baseman?s fielding position to the left field foul line) to set up specific baserunning and fielding situations for your team to practice. Set Up Divide your team into three groups . Team 1 includes the catcher, fungo hitter and third baseman. […]

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  • Glove Tuck Drill

    Fri, 03 Jan 2020 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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  • Pick From The Helmet

    Fri, 27 Dec 2019 16:51:06 +0000

    Purpose A fun drill that trains your players how to execute offensive strategies in game-like conditions. Set Up Split your players into three even teams. Two teams fill out the defensive positions while the third team is on offense. Write 5-10 offensive plays down on small pieces of paper. For example: hit and run, sacrifice […]

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  • Small Ball

    Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:04:34 +0000

    Purpose A game-like drill that teaches your players to advance runners and put pressure on the defense. Fielders get opportunities for game situation rep. Set Up Put a full defensive lineup into the field, including a pitcher. Coaches or parent-helpers will act as base coaches. The remaining players are ready to bat. Instructions Place runners […]

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