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Top Drop Drill

Skill Set: Hitting

Difficulty Level: Medium

Number of Athletes and Coaches: 1-2 athletes and 1 coach, or 2 athletes as partners

Average Time to Complete: 5 minutes

Equipment Required: Bucket of baseballs, bat, chair

Goal: Hit the ball up the middle, working on hand-eye coordination and reaction time

Description of the Drill:

• Hitter sets up even with the plate, while partner or coach stands on a bucket on the other side of the plate

• Partner holds a ball at their shoulder height, above the front of the plate

• Partner then drops the ball straight down

• Hitter should be watching the dropped ball and try to hit it back up the middle

• Partners switch after 10 swings

Add Difficulty:

• To add a degree of difficulty, the partner can drop the ball from a lower distance

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Top Drop Drill

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