Need Help With Hitting Drillshitting drills
Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:05 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:21 PM
Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:30 AM
Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:55 PM
I have used a soccer/volley ball sitting on the tee (use a plunger through the tee to hold the ball). The bigger ball makes them swing harder and I work on making sure they follow through and don't stop the swing on contact. Can make it competetive and see who hits the ball farthest to help them swing hard and follow through.
We used this technique as well and it makes a huge difference.
We've also used water balloons on warm days. Kids want to smash those.
On the flip side, if you have kids that are having trouble throwing hard, introduce target games, or dodge ball.
That gets them to throw hard and straight too.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:58 PM
The other thing that comes to mind with this young age group is to spend time going through the mechanics slowly. In order to build enough muscle memory to execute a skill at full speed you must first spend time getting down the correct mechanics in slow motion. If you can't complete the drill correctly at 20 percent speed how can you expect they can complete it correctly at full speed.
So my two cents slow it down. Take your time developing the correct mechanics with this age group. When you slow it down and repeatedly give them positive reinforcement they will pick it up and execute it correctly
Good luck coach. Let us know how its going.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:15 PM