Practice and Drills
  • Sit and Throw Drill

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:51:25 +0000

    Purpose To warm-up the wrists and arms and practice proper rotation on the ball. Set Up Arrange players into pairs based on their abilities. Players should sit crosslegged about 8-10 feet from their partners. Both players should have a glove, one player should have a ball. Instructions This drill is essentially a game of catch, […]

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  • SAC Fly to Score

    Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:08:34 +0000

    Purpose Teaches players how to tag up and score on a sacrifice fly. Set Up Set up three outfielders in their positions, and a catcher at home. The remaining players line up behind third base. Coach stands at home with a bat and balls. Instructions Coach hits fungo fly balls into the outfield. The baserunner […]

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  • Clap Drill

    Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:26:49 +0000

    Purpose Teaches hitter to keep her hands back and wait on the ball. Set Up Batter gets in normal stance by tee. Coach stands, kneels or sits nearby. You can create your own tee by placing rubber tubing in a bucket of cement. Instructions Batter gets into batting stance. Coach claps. Batter goes into trigger […]

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  • Fast Hands Drill

    Tue, 30 Jul 2019 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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  • Call Out Location Drill

    Wed, 24 Jul 2019 17:56:21 +0000

    Purpose Batter practices hitting the ball where it is pitched. Set Up Batter gets into stance at home plate. Coach stands 10-15 feet away with wiffle balls. Instructions Batter gets into good stance. Coach throws a wiffle ball either inside or outside to the batter. Batter calls out location, either “in” or “out” then swings […]

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  • Power Trigger Drill

    Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:40:28 +0000

    Purpose Helps batter feel their trigger position/their hands during their swing. Set Up Set up a tee in front of a net. Batter stands next to the tee. Need an elastic cord with loops on each end. Place one loop around lead foot and the other loop around top bat hand. Instructions Set ball on […]

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  • Delay Steal

    Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:37:59 +0000

    Purpose Helps players learn to read the pitcher and infielders, and get a great jump on the delayed steal. Set Up You can run this drill in the infield, or set up a first base and second base in the outfield the appropriate distance apart. Coach stands on the pitcher?s mound. Players line up at […]

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  • Dive Drill

    Tue, 09 Jul 2019 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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  • 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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