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Here is a [tag]softball drill[/tag] that I do to teach pitchers to get ready for the ball to get hit right back at them. You will need a pitcher and a catcher and a batter.
The pitcher goes about his business throwing pitches to the catcher. The batter stands just out of reach of the incoming balls and swings at them, but doesn’t hit them. The [tag]softball coach[/tag] or player stands right behind the catcher (with protective gear on) and throws a white water balloon right back at the pitcher while the batter is swinging the bat.
This teaches the pitcher to be ready for a line drive right back to him. The worst thing that will happen is that the pitcher will get soaked. Once again it’s a fun [tag]softball hitting drill[/tag] to do on a warm day.
ITEMS NEEDED: (1) Appropriate length broom handle to bat length. (2) As many Bottle caps as possible; (fortunately/unfortunately most of the caps come from beer bottles anymore).
DRILL: Toss (not throw) them like a frisbee from 20 – 30 feet. Have the hitter reduce bat speed of swing by about 50% at first. Increase bat speed as confidence increases with hitting the caps. The bottle caps can emulate the ball movement of any pitch. This is a great [tag]softball[/tag] drill to train the eye for ball movement and hand/eye coordination.