Practice and Drills
  • The Slice Drill

    Wed, 27 May 2020 18:02:06 +0000

    Purpose Outfielders work on fielding a ball that is slicing away from them. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach throws a ball away from the outfielder. If the outfielder is in right field the ball is thrown toward the right field foul line […]

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  • Walk Through Drill

    Mon, 18 May 2020 18:17:08 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers work on both mechanics and developing strength Drill Setup Pitcher at regular pitching distance (35-40 feet) holding a weighted ball. Catcher is in stance or sitting on bucket. How it Works Progression 1 – Player hops over the cone leading with the throwing side foot (right foot Pitcher starts behind the rubber and […]

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  • Half Swing with Weighted Ball

    Sat, 16 May 2020 16:56:33 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers develop forearm and wrist strength. They also improve timing of lower body and upper body. Drill Setup Pitchers stand about halfway from normal pitching distance (15-20 feet) holding a weighted ball. Catcher is standing up. How it Works Pitcher makes a half-swing, bringing the pitching arm to 11 o’clock (without the full windup). […]

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  • Full Motion Drill

    Wed, 06 May 2020 18:39:30 +0000

    Purpose Pitcher practices her full throwing motion. Drill Setup Pitcher stands in front of the wall (or net or fence or catcher). How it Works Pitcher shows four dots (shoulder, shoulder, hip, hip) to the wall. If right-handed, right foot is slightly in front of left. Slam the door. Pitcher presents the ball, comes together(ball […]

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  • Blind Pivot Drill

    Thu, 30 Apr 2020 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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  • Pivot Hip Drill

    Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:14:23 +0000

    Purpose Teaches younger players how to use the lower half of their body during their swing. Drill Setup Player stands at an angle to net. Coach kneels on opposite side of net. Use a soft softball like the Easton lncrediball or a tennis ball or wiffle ball so coach doesn’t get hurt if player misses […]

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  • The Hit Stick Drill

    Wed, 15 Apr 2020 16:52:36 +0000

    Purpose Teaches batter to hit balls in various strike zone locations with good fundamentals. Drill Setup Batter gets in normal stance. Coach stands to side holding the hit stick. You can purchase a hit stick like the one shown above from a sporting goods store. Or you can use a pool noodle or similar object […]

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  • Line Drive Drill

    Sun, 12 Apr 2020 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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  • Full Circle Drill

    Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:12:47 +0000

    Purpose Teaches pitcher to complete a full arm circle when pitching. Drill Setup Pitcher stands with a ball and glove. How it Works Pitcher starts with arm down, wrist cocked, fingers pointed toward the catcher. Arm swings back. Arm comes forward, wrist rotates so fingertips are toward the ground. Ball goes up to the sky. […]

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  • Flat Bat Drill

    Sun, 22 Mar 2020 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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