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Baseball Drills by Category

If you would like some tips on how to implement your youth baseball drills during practice, please visit our Baseball Drills - Coaching Tips page. It's important to remember that baseball practice drills can get somewhat monotonous if your not careful. Try to turn drills into fun games and competitions whenever possible. Not only will the kids enjoy it more, they'll also work harder at the skill.

Offensive Baseball Drills

Hitting Drills

The hitting drills listed below are a way of breaking up the swing into manageable pieces that players can work on. You may want to work on these hitting drills one at a time as a group with an imaginary bat. Once you feel confident that the players understand each baseball drill, you can work them into stations as part of batting practice rotation.

Coil (Hitting Drill Series - Part 1)
Stride (Hitting Drill Series - Part 2)
Hip Rotation (Hitting Drill Series - Part 3)
Simulated Swing (Hitting Drill Series - Part 4)

Plate Discipline

Plate Discipline - Tee Drill
Plate Discipline - Batting Practice

Other Hitting Drills

Up The Middle
Fence
Tee
Tee 1-2-3
Inside, Outside
In, Out, Up the Middle
Soft Toss Using the Quick Hitter

Bunting Drills

In addition to providing the necessary practice, bunting drills have the extra benefit of helping a player develop the skill of watching the ball all the way to the bat.

Sacrifice Form
Sacrifice Target Game
Executing and Defending the Bunt
Practice Bunting Stations

Baserunning Drills

No Defense
Relay Race
Pitch Trajectory
Shallow Fly Balls
First Base Pickoff

Defensive Baseball Drills

Pitching

Pitching - Accuracy Game
Pitching - Pick-up
Pitching - Bunt Defense
Pitching Accuracy - 40 pitches
First Base Pickoff

"Need To Throw Harder?" "3-6 MPH In As Little As 4 Weeks" "Safe For All Ages" - 90mphclub.com

Catching

Catcher - Hockey Goalie
Catcher - Blinking & Flinching
Catcher - Sway and Frame - 5 to 1
Throwing to Second
Blocking - Pitch Trajectory

Infield

First Baseman - Covering First
First Baseman - Bad Throw
Double Play Workup
Bare Hand Double Plays
Ground Ball Competition
Ground Ball Backhand / Round
Carnival Grounders
Infield Rotation
Short-Hop
Round the Horn
Bucket of Balls
Bucket of Balls with Runners
Follow the Ball
Star Game
One-two Infield Drill
Egg throw/soft hands tecnique drill

Outfield

Outfield - Drop Step - Inside Step
Outfield - Drop Step - Turn Your Back
Outfield - Get the Angle
Outfield - Sun Ball
Team Cutoffs
Shallow Fly Balls
Fly Ball Communication

Throwing and Catching Drills

The throwing series baseball drills listed below are a way of breaking up the act of throwing into manageable pieces that players can work on. You may want to work on these baseball drills one at a time or as a group. Once you feel confident that the players understand each baseball drill, you can work them into stations as part of rotation defensive practice.

Wrist/Elbow (Throwing Series - Part 1)
One Knee (Throwing Series - Part 2)
Stationary (Throwing Series - Part 3)
Step and Throw (Throwing Series - Part 4)
Shuffle Throwing (Throwing Series - Part 5)
Workup Game (Throwing Series - Combined)

Other Throwing and Catching Drills

Long Toss
Relay Throwing Race

Team Drills

Soft Toss Scrimmage
3-2 or 2-1 Count Scrimmage
Signal Scrimmage
Double Cutoff
ESPN Top Ten
Pitch Trajectory
Team Cutoffs
Shallow Fly Balls
Fly Ball Communication


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