Practice and Drills
  • 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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  • Fence Fly

    Tue, 07 May 2019 16:44:44 +0000

    Purpose To practice catching balls near stationary objects such as fences or dugouts Set Up Players form a single file line in foul territory 10 feet from a fence with their gloves on as shown. Coach has a bucket of balls and stands about 30 feet in front of line. Instructions Coach begins the drill […]

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  • Tennis Ball Catch

    Thu, 02 May 2019 13:41:35 +0000

    Purpose Develops quickness and agility out of the batter?s box Set Up You can run this drill in the infield, or set up a home plate and first base in the outfield the appropriate distance apart. Place an empty tee on home plate. Players line up at home plate. Coach stands 10 feet up the […]

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  • Swing and Sprint

    Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:10:50 +0000

    Purpose Helps players learn to get out of the box quickly, emphasizing the acceleration phase of the sprint to first Set Up You can run this drill in the infield, or set up a home plate and first base in the outfield the appropriate distance apart. Players line up at home plate with a bat […]

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