Multi-Ball Hitting Drill [ARTICLE]
|Multi-Ball Hitting Drill|
Provided by: SOFTBALL SPOT
This hitting drill teaches the hitter to concentrate hard on the right ball to hit. It also teaches the hitter to keep their weight back
• The coach has two balls that are different colors.
• The batter is position where he or she is facing the fence so that the hit ball will hit the fence.
• The coach throws both colored balls out to the batter and upon release calls the color of the ball he wants the batter to hit.
• The batter has to have quick eye hand coordination and reflexes to hit the correctly colored ball.
• This is done 10 times with the first batter, and then the next batter comes up for the drill.
This hitting drill can be carried out from different locations. Instead of hitting the fence, you can involve other players and have the batter hit the ball into the field and be fielded. It will also give a heads up to the catcher to know which ball they are going to catch based on the color of the ball the batter is going to hit.
The coach should switch between tossing high balls and low balls. This will help develop the batters concentration and correct body movement when batting. Also to help younger players the coach may say in advance of throwing the balls, whether or not they are going to be high or low.