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Wrist Strength Tee 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: 5 minutes

Equipment Required:Tee, baseballs, net or screen to hit into, short bat (28”), small bat weight

Goal: Hit line drives back up the middle, working on building wrist strength

Description of the Drill:

• Tee set up slightly in front of the middle of the plate

• Hitter sets up even with the plate, while other partner puts a ball on the tee

• Hitter gets ready, holds the short bat with the weight on it with the hand closest to the barrel of the bat (top hand)

• Hitter places other hand (bottom hand) behind back or across chest on back shoulder

• Swinging with one hand, the hitter tries to hit the ball on a line back up the middle, working on wrist strength

• Hitters switch hands on the bat after 5 swings, partners switch after 10 total swings

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Add Difficulty:

• To add a degree of difficulty, the hitter can move the tee to different contact points (inside, middle, outside) as shown for a right handed hitter below

• Hitters should hit outside pitches to the opposite field (or opposite side in a cage)

• Hitters should try to hit inside pitches back up the middle or a little to the pull side of the middle


For more free drills and resources, download the USA Baseball Mobile Coach App for Apple or Android or visit the Mobile Coach website.

From GameChanger and USA Baseball.

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