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.
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.
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.
Catcher - Receiving the Ball
Catcher - Blocking Drill
Catcher - Hockey Goalie (Blocking Drill)
Catcher - Fielding Bunts
Catcher - Blinking & Flinching
Catcher - Sway and Frame - 5 to 1
Throwing to Second
Blocking - Pitch Trajectory
First Baseman - Covering First
First Baseman - Bad Throw
Double Play Workup
Bare Hand Double Plays
Ground Ball Competition
Ground Ball Backhand / Round
Round the Horn
Bucket of Balls
Bucket of Balls with Runners
Follow the Ball
One-two Infield Drill
Egg throw/soft hands tecnique drill
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)