Youth Baseball Hitting Drills

The best way for youth to develop their baseball skills is to practice with a lot of drills. Without the help of exercises, kids will have a harder time learning how to hold the bat, keep their head down and eyes on the ball, and how to have a smooth, consistent swing.

 

There are several great drills that will work for almost any age group. One is directly hitting off of a tee. It is a basic hitting drill used by players of all ages. Along with a tee and a ball, you will need protective netting of some sort to hit the ball into.

 

Hit at least 25 balls every time you practice with a tee. To make the exercise more challenging, move the tee around to hit the ball at different angles. Doing this will help you practice hitting the ball to different areas on the field.

 

 

 

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One of my favorite drills is the soft toss drill. With this exercise, you will need a partner to toss you the balls. Again, have protective netting and have your partner kneel on the ground in front of you and off to the side. They can toss balls from different spots to give you more experience. It’s a good idea if the one rolling the balls wears something to protect their head and face.

 

To practice accuracy and hand-eye coordination, a perfect drill is known as the modified broomstick hitting drill. In this drill, you’ll need a sawed-off broomstick and several plastic golf balls. It will help if you tape the handle of the broomstick like you normally would a bat. Then have a pitcher throw the golf balls to the hitter. Since this drill is more challenging, it shouldn’t be introduced before the ones listed above.

 

Finally, there’s nothing better than live batting practice. With this drill, you have a live pitcher, which is obviously the most like a real game. During practice, each player should get 20-25 pitches from a live pitcher. If you can do more, though, that would be better. Be sure to hit some pitches to the opposite field, up the middle and to your pull side. You should always bunt a few balls too.

 

To improve players and their hitting abilities, drills like these are necessary. The more a player does these drills, the more confident they will feel and the better, they’ll do during a game. It’s amazing how much improvement you’ll see in a player after one season of consistent drills. Anyone whose played the game of baseball knows how hard it can be to get a hit of a good pitcher. Even an amateur pitcher has a big advantage over the hitter.

 

Some of the best athletes to play the game of baseball have struggled at times with their hitting. It’s certainly not a simple thing to do. The good news, though, is that no matter what your batting average is, you can improve it. Everyone wants to hit better, but so very few know how to correct it.

 

Sometimes, it’s better just to get out and have an informal hitting practice with some friends. Away from the watchful eyes of coaches, and other teammates. Just get out and hit without worrying about technique, or how far you can hit. Just have fun. If you can have a good time and honestly just enjoy batting, you may see your average start to improve. Sometimes we just overthink our swing

Baseball Coaching Tips for High School Players

Baseball is a wonderful game. Being a successful coach is not so easy. However, with some valid points and techniques, it can be done. The key to being successive for a team is to keep concentration on the ball at all times.

 

 

 

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  1. Batting: During batting, retain the focus on the speed of the ball and also examine the swing if the bowler is experienced enough for it. Never go for the first ball. Testing the bowler is a key thing to hit home runs. When you hit the ball, keep the sure on the ball. If you run without having any idea of where the ball is, it might end up badly for you that you will not be safe to score runs for your team.

 

 

  1. Bowling: Have much training by staining your hand. If you train slowly, and you try to bowl faster in the game, you will be injured and will not make it for the next match. Learn to bowl swings. Control the speed and never let the man with the bat guess your speed. When you have a strike, change the way you bowl for the next two balls and you will have three strikes in a row easily most of the time.

 

 

  1. Fielding: Never let your imagination take control when you are on the field. Keep an eye on the surroundings as well. Catch the ball always with the hand which has more possibility of a successive catch and let the other hand without the glove help you to keep the ball from getting away from your hand. If dropped, do not stand there feeling bad about the drop. Pick the ball and throw immediately.

 

 

To achieve all the above with ease, train hard. There are lots of warm up exercises.If you are the coach, keep your students in control and disciplined.

PRACTICE PLAN FOR BASEBALL

Baseball, which is called as bat and ball game, is played between nine players and is of two teams. The batsman hits the ball and runs counter clockwise to score the runs. The field consists of four plates namely first, second, third and home. The score is counted when the batsman reaches home plate. The opponent team will always try to hit the batting team out by preventing their runs. When there is an out for three times, then the batting and bowling teams get interchanged. This game mainly consists of nine innings and the team which score the highest runs will be the winner. Here are some of the baseball practice plans that you should follow:

  1. Whiffle Ball Batting

The main skills of the game are throwing and receiving of the ball. When kids are practising these critical skill games, they should be supervised. When we are allowing our kids to play the best ball is a pickle ball. If we are hiring a coach he can train for two kids. If two coaches are hired, then they can give training for four kids. A professional coach can give coaching for three kids, but he can charge more fee. While playing, half the kids should bat and half should chase the ball.

  1. Skill Build Up Warm Up

To develop skills for basketball and to warm up the bodies there are many activities which can be done. Developing basketball skills can be done by making the kids follow up some series of activities. Once the player started practising, he will learn all the core skill. Then the player can go to skill building a warm-up portion of the practice.

  1. Practicing catches

The important part of the practice is playing catch practice and is referred to as warming up. Ten to fifteen minutes while starting the game should practice catches. Make sure that each and every player is using proper catching and throwing technique. When kids are practising an adult should be there to guide by standing at each group of kids. More time wasting in the game is kids chasing after the ball. To avoid the time wasted, adults should stand behind each group of kids.

  1. Batting practice

To perform this practice section in the field, eleven kids should be standing with one kid batting. Batting practice is a twelve player drill is structured that everyone should engage in applying his or her skills in the game. The total activity is to guide them how to set up and run a proper batting practice.

  1. Scrimmage

After practising a lot, they need to know where they need to apply their skills and develop. Moreover, make sure that they have a strong desire to play. Our goal is to create a practice environment which inspires them to practice more. This is a controlled practice where teaching and guiding them throughout the practice.The coach has to acknowledge things make by a kid if needed instruct them.The teaching period should be less in brief, 10-20 seconds, Don’t stop the game more.

 

My Last Year as A Phoenix Suns Fan

Phoenix Suns FanI’m sure we can all remember our first sporting event we attended, I’ll never forget the Phoenix Suns vs. Atlanta Hawks game I saw with my Father in 1989. I remember walking into ,what seemed like, a brand new shiny area that had colors so vibrant they would confuse my 700 pound RCA tube television back at home . Kevin Willis might as well have been the Incredible Hulk with his monsterous height and interior scoring ability.It felt as if I had been blind and deaf my whole life and Veterans Memorial Coliseum shook these senses alive. Of course, the old Coliseum was run down and on the verge of collapse but that was the magic of the Suns and sports in general. Every sports fan has a similar story that is equally beautiful and romantic . However, eventually there is an end to the story and romance. Continue reading →

The Pittsburgh Pirates can thank me now

Pittsburgh PiratesAnyone who has had the pleasure, or displeasure, of reading The Show Speak over the last few years understands the Pittsburgh Pirates are my Achilles heal when it comes to predictions – and it is not like I am some sort of a Nate Silver protege.  

The Pirates are the primary reason I am formally scared scarred from making baseball predictions. Continue reading →

Gerardo Parra And The Rare Bunt Double

gerardo-parraWatch Gerardo Parra of the Arizona Diamondbacks bunt for a double in a game against the New York Mets on July 4, 2013.

According to Beyond The Box Score, there have been 37 bunt doubles in recorded MLB history prior to Parra’s bunt double today.  Jackie Robinson had the first recorded bunt double in 1951.

There has never been a recorded bunt triple in MLB history.

The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the New York Mets in 15 innings, 5-4.