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7 Fun Baseball Drills and Games for Kids

Practice. It’s amazing how one word can either make a player or coach cringe or smile. While practice is clearly necessary for any sport, often it can become stale and boring. The goal of any coach should be to incorporate a mixture of fun baseball drills and games to keep their players engaged. Coaches: Unlock […]

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8 Basic Drills for First-Time Baseball & Softball Coaches

Thousands of first-time baseball and softball coaches take the field each year, and many wonder where to start. How do you keep a group of 10 or more Little League players engaged and learning over the course of a 90-minute (or longer) training session? Your first step should be to develop a written practice plan […]

Baseball Drills for a Competitive Practice

The Best Baseball Drills for a Competitive Practice

You’ve probably heard the old adage that says “practice how you play.” As a baseball coach, your goal should be to make practice competitive, challenging and fast-paced, so that when your players step into a game they can relax and have fun! In this article, you’ll find a baseball practice plan template that highlights the […]

5 Indoor Baseball Drills to Become a Better Hitter

Sometimes, a batting cage or indoor hitting facility is not available. So what indoor baseball drills can you do to work on your swing? Not everyone has access to a cage, and not everyone needs it. Golf Legend Seve Ballesteros grew up hitting pebbles on a beach with a wooden stick. The young man below […]

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Softball Drills and Practice Plans

As a softball coach, you probably spend a good amount of time putting together specific softball drills and practice plans. The biggest piece of advice we can give is to take the same game mentality into practice. Practice can get dry, monotonous, and players can lose focus. As a coach, we always want to focus […]

Baseball Hitting Drills for Youth Players

Four Baseball Hitting Drills for Youth Players

There are thousands of baseball hitting drills for youth players out there, but the best drills focus on the right movements and can be practiced from an early age all the way to the high school or even professional level. The beauty of The Hitting Vault is that Coach Lisle shares over  70 hitting drills […]

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Top Four Softball Hitting Drills for Youth Players

When working on any softball hitting drills for youth players, it is critical to have a good mix of drills to develop strong habits and the foundations of an elite swing. Most of the time, It does not matter if you are playing at the professional level or just getting started at a young age, […]

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Five Baseball Hitting Drills for Nine Year Olds

When you’re looking for baseball hitting drills for nine-year-olds,  it’s important to find a balance between boring drills and movements, and exciting drills to help build the foundation of their swing. As Coach Lisle always likes to say, “we trick our players with drills.” Especially at a young age, tricking your youth hitters with drills […]

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6 Softball Hitting Drills for Power

Power is often the most sought-after skill for baseball and softball hitters. So how do I get it? Similar to many things in life, you don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you work for. This post will breakdown six  of our favorite softball hitting drills for power. At The Hitting Vault, […]

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Baseball Drills for 6 and 7 Year Olds

We’ve gathered a few basic baseball drills for 6 and 7-year-olds that we like for kids in tee ball, coach pitch, or making the transition between the two. While some kids will be ready for more complex work, some will still be forgetting which hand to put their glove on. These kids are young. Keeping […]