With the advent of the sporting season many players will be anxious to get back out on the field to start enjoying the game. baseball hitting drills are the best way to ensure that each individual player reaches his full potential, and these can be found on the baseball instruction DVDs that are available.
Many players may have taken it too easy and had no practice between seasons. Even if this is children or adults, it is important to get them back on track with very specific training techniques. These will strengthen the muscles, which may have become too soft with nothing to do during the time off, and improve hand to eye coordination which may need sharpening.
By getting the whole team to study the discs together, many will be able to point out different areas which could lead to better plays from all the players. Regular training sessions with selected groups will not only instil in them what level they are supposed to be playing at, it will also help to bring up the weaker players to be on a par with the stronger members of the team.
Different batting plays are there for everyone to study, from recent games and even from past games. Learning to treat every game as the only one that matters will ensure that they give their all for that couple of hours it takes to play the match.
Even pre-match practicing is very important to instill a kind of discipline, particularly in those who may dislike practicing. Warm up routines may tend to be overlooked by some but they are essential so that muscles do not get torn or pulled. Even ensuring water breaks are taken can mean the difference between winning and losing and this is yet another routine which must be followed religiously.
Plays like the ‘suicide squeeze’ are ones that have been tried many times in the past. They are a little dangerous, hence the suicide bit, but can be quite effective if not tried too often. The runner starts to sprint as soon as the pitcher moves forward ball in hand. The only problem with this is that if the batter misses the ball, the runner is in somewhat of a ‘no mans land’ and is in immediate danger. He is very likely to be out at this stage since he was probably set up for this. However, if the ball is hit, and hit well, he will have gained several yards and be further
Another play is the ‘hidden ball’ trick where a fielder feigns throwing the ball but holds on to it keeping it hidden. Everyone takes off, expecting to make it to the next plate but no one is safe with this kind of play.
Learning different plays will make the team players into a more cohesive group. Knowing what everyone else will be doing will make sure that, even if a pitcher does not do what is expected, the batter will know exactly what to expect from his team mates as they will be ready for his move and will act accordingly.