Practice and Drills
  • Blind Tee Drill

    Fri, 02 Oct 2020 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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  • Flat Bat Drill

    Thu, 17 Sep 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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  • One Knee Fielding Drill

    Tue, 08 Sep 2020 15:43:58 +0000

    Purpose This drill helps the player work on establishing a good base and fielding the ball out in front. Set Up Players line up in outfield. Instructions Coach slowly rolls the ball to a player, who goes down on one knee and catches it. Player should have glove side knee up and throwing side knee […]

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  • Three Line Sliding

    Sat, 22 Aug 2020 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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  • Four Square

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:33:29 +0000

    Purpose To practice fielding ground balls in a fun, competitive way. Set Up Divide team into groups of four. Make a square shape with each foursome. One player should be at each corner of the square with about 50 feet separating each player. One player in each foursome should have a ball. No gloves are […]

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  • Progressive Tag Up

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 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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  • Dive Drill

    Thu, 30 Jul 2020 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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  • Critique The Pitch Drill

    Fri, 17 Jul 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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  • Muscle Drill

    Sun, 12 Jul 2020 16:41:19 +0000

    Purpose Helps pitcher develop a strong wrist snap. Drill Setup Pitcher stands with a ball and glove. How it Works Pitcher starts with arm up in the air forming a 90 degree angle, like she is flexing her biceps muscle. Wrist is cocked so ball is pointed toward the sky. She then drops her arm […]

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  • Full Swing with Weighted Ball

    Mon, 06 Jul 2020 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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