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Whiffle Ball Toss Drill

Skill Set: Hitting

Difficulty Level: Easy

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

Average Time to Complete: 10 minutes

Equipment Required: Bat, bucket or bag of small whiffle balls or plastic golf balls

Goal: Focus on hand-eye coordination and hitting line drives back towards the coach

Description of the Drill:

• Hitter sets up in hitting stance in open area, coach 15 feet in front of them

• Coach underhand throws the whiffle ball or plastic golf ball down the middle of the plate on a line

• Hitter hits the whiffle ball or plastic golf ball

• Focus should be on hand-eye coordination and hitting line drives back towards the coach

• Partners switch after 10 swings

• If done in an open space, other players can pick up the whiffle balls while the coach tosses

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Add Difficulty:

• To add a degree of difficulty, coaches can throw pitches inside and outside

• To add a degree of difficulty, hitters can use their top or bottom hands seperately to hit

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From GameChanger and USA Baseball.

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