The Little League® Tee Ball Curriculum is a 10-week plan that features structured learning highlighted by one practice and one game per week. Over the course of the season, coaches and parents will engage in a series of lessons utilizing up to 40 activities that include skills, drills and plenty of physical activity. Below are drills that can help you implement a successful Tee Ball Program.
Run the Bases
Starting at home plate, everyone jogs to first, second, third, and home following the coach calling out the bases as they go.
Players are grouped into teams. On “go” the first player from each team begins by trying to throw their ball through or into the hoop.
Left Field, Center Field, Right Field
Take players into the outfield to explain/demonstrate the game. Have a cone set in right, center, and left field.
Have players line up behind a cone. Demonstrate using two hands how to “scoop up” a ball.
Offense & Defense – Progression 1 & 2
Spread the players out in the field. Designate one player that the rest of the team must get the ball to.
Offense & Defense – Progression 3
Separate players into two groups. Send half out into the field behind a line of cones and the other half to home plate.
Break the players into 3 or 4 groups. Have them stand behind a tee and take turns swinging.
Hit the Bucket
Have players create a giant circle. Go around the circle and have each player take a turn to throw their ball at a bucket.
Beach Volleyball Circle
In each group make a circle. Hit the beach ball to a player who should try to hit it up in the air and keep it in the circle.
Base Running & Ground-Balls
Have the players run around the bases one at a time calling out the bases as they go.
Rotating players during the inning on defense is a great way to keep them engaged.