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Camp Drill

Volume 4, No. 8 - November 2009

Hitting Drills - Toss Drills

By Scott Grove, Little League Baseball Camp

This month I have included two hitting drills that are taught at Little League Baseball Camp. These drills are perfect for helping the hitter develop concentration and timing. Both of the drills require a partner/ coach to do the tossing. Make sure to have an “L” screen to do the Top/Bottom Drill.

Toss from behind:

  • Toss Partner is a few feet behind home plate
  • Toss is made through the plate using tosses that can be hit to all fields
  • Partner calls “ready” to the hitter so that the hitter can properly load to hit
  • Emphasis is to be short and quick to the ball and to get extension toward the pitcher when hitting

Top Ball/Bottom Ball Drill:

  • Drill is similar to regular toss drill except two balls are soft tossed to the hitter
  • Partner calls out to the hitter which of the two balls to hit by saying top or bottom
  • Emphasis is to keep hitter’s head still while hitting to improve concentration

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