Tee Opposite Field Hitting – Hitting Drills –

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This drill is an effective way to perfect hitting to the opposite field.

Set up a tee at home plate. Also set up 4 cones designating the zones of a left handed hitter and a right handed hitter that would hit to the opposite field.

Take 10 softballs and and locate where the laces are closest together and have that part facing you. Then mark an “X” on one of the laces.

The balls will be placed on the tee, with the “X” facing the backstop and the laces are vertical to the ground.

For left handed hitters the “X” will be on the right and for right handed hitters the “X” will be on the right.

These will give hitters a target to aim for in practicing hitting to the opposite field.

Hit 10 balls and then rotate hitters.

Adjust swing and continue drill until all balls that are hit are directed to the opposite field.

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Fungo Competition – Hitting Drills –

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This is a fun drill to help with players keeping their eye on the ball when hitting.

Divide the players into 2 even teams with one lined up on the first base line and the other on the third baseline.

Player will step up and 5 ball for each team will be lined up about 2 feet apart and about 4 feet away from the back stop.

The players will take their stance at the ball on the end and on the coaches command will squat and pick up the ball, soft toss it to themselves, hit it into the fence, and continue with the remaining 4 balls.

The first player to hit all 5 of the balls into the fence first wins a point for their team.

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Hitting Conditioning – Hitting Drills –

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This drill will work all muscles involved in hitting to build maximum endurance and power in a player's swing.

Set up 5 different hitting stations along the fence behind home plate and one tee at home plate.

The hitting stations will be soft toss with basketballs, wiffle balls, front hand hitting, back hand hitting, and regular soft toss with softballs.

Split the players into two equal teams. One team will be feeding and shagging the balls and the other will be going through the stations.

The first hitter will begin with the station closes to third base. When finished with that station the next player will follow.

The hitters will go through all 5 stations and then step up to the plate to hit 1 ball of the tee, run to retrieve the ball and return it back to the bucket of balls at home plate. (Make sure to yell”BALL” before hitting to warn others that may not be paying attention)

After, return back to the stations and repeat the process.

This can be completed by time or by how many times a player can complete the stations. But the drill is to be done at a very quick pace.

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Core Strength – Hitting Drill –

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This drill is an effective way to gain core muscles for more power when hitting

Each hitter will drop down on her right knee(similar to a lunge position)

With a 5 or 10 pound weight the players will begin holding the weight on their right side by their right knee. The players will use their core to lift the weight over their knee to the other side. And repeat completing 3 sets of 10

After the third set switch knees and repeat on the other side.

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Hit and Run – Hitting Drill –

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This drill is an effective way to maintain focus and stamina no matter what condition a player may be in when up to bat.

This drill is set up in a soft toss situation with a net with a group of 3 batters.

The Coach will quickly feed the batter 20 balls and then the batter will take off for 2 laps around the field.

The Coach will begin with the next batter.

The batters should make it back to hit again with a small amount of time to rest and hit another 20 balls and run another 2 laps.

The batters should complete 6 laps and then switch out the groups.

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Pressure Scrimmage – Hitting Drill

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This drill will aid in gaining confidence for players in pressure situations up at the plate.

This drill is set up as a scrimmage.

Each player that goes up to bat will begin with a 2-2 count and have 1 out for their team.

This game is fast paced keeping the players moving.

Points are gained based on how many bases are earned.

Points are also earned for each foul ball hit, but only if the batter makes contact and is safe at the base.

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