Coming up with new ideas for free baseball hitting drills can sometimes be a challenge. Here’s a baseball drill that Craig sent in
and it has worked well for me.
I coach a 14U travel team and a junior high fastpitch team in N.Florida. “Small ball” through bunting and slaps have been an
effective way of getting runners into scoring position.
1. Set up a dozen small orange cones between the 1st base and 3rd base lines in front of home plate, placing more closer to the chalk
2. A coach standing 20 feet from home plate soft tosses to a batter. For every cone the ball hits, they receive a point. Have the
next player to bat take away the cone that was hit to make the drill more challenging and to force the batter to work both base
lines. Pitch about 12-15 balls for each player.
3. If the bunted ball rolls past the coach, a point can be taken away or they receive one less pitch. This helps the batter to
understand to “catch” the ball with the bat and not to push the bat towards the pitch.
4. Progressions include a pitching machine and then live pitching.