Batter practices hitting the ball where it is pitched in this fundamental hitting drill.
This drill helps the batter feel their trigger position/their hands during their swing. This drill can also be run with the coach tossing the ball to the batter instead of using the tee.
In this hitting drill, players isolate upper body mechanics so they can work on the proper bat path and timing.
This drill helps players learn to get out of the box quickly, emphasizing the acceleration phase of the sprint to first.
Here's a great drill to improve bat speed, hand-eye coordination and reaction time. A partner quickly soft-tosses 5 balls to the hitter in rapid fire fashion while the hitter should quickly realize that the fastest path to the ball.
In this drill, hitters practice taking a short, controlled stride by holding a soccer ball between their knees in order to prevent overstriding, while improving balance, rhythm and timing.
This drill helps the player develop a short, quick, compact swing. You can run this drill with the player bent on one knee or standing up on both legs.
This is a great drill to build strength and fast twitch response in forearms and wrists. Watch for good mechanics — which means elbow is in, head is still and vertical axis of rotation is maintained.
This is a great hitting drill that develops rhythm, timing and visualization skills!
Here's a great drill that promotes a short, quick swing. The hitter must focus on keeping her hand inside the ball and the barrel inside the ball on all swings.
Hitters work on keeping the head still when swinging and watching the ball all the way in in this whiffle golf ball hitting drill!.
This drill teaches batter to take a full swing and follow through without slowing down at the point of contact.
This drill teaches the batter to swing forward and down and then along the same plane as the softball. Batters with the bad habit of dropping their back side and swinging with an uppercut should find themselves hitting the tee frequently until they fix the problem.