Bantam Coaches' Corner

Updated Wednesday April 25, 2018 by Saint Charles Youth Baseball.

Fielding

  1. Knee Drill - This drill helps the player get in an athletic hitting position, work on their load, as well as provide a little conditioning from all the sitting to standing.
  2. Catching Ground Balls - Bill Ripken teaches you how to perfectly field a ground ball so that you can be prepared to throw the baserunner out every time.
  3. Throwing to First Base - Bill Ripkin teaches the importance of body positioning and follow-through in this video on making the perfect throw to first base.

Hitting

  1. Bucket Drill -  Teaches correct glove presentation, one of the most important fundamental movements of fielding a ground ball. Improve your players fielding percentage!
  2. Small Ball/Skinny Bat - Improve hand-to-eye coordination in batting.
  3. Bail Out/Step Out Drill - Help those players that are afraid of the baseball or tend to "step out" of the batter's box with their stride.

Throwing

  1. Throwing to First Base - Bill Ripkin teaches the importance of body positioning and follow-through in this video on making the perfect throw to first base.

Pitching

  1. Knee Drill - When teaching pitching, it can be beneficial to take the lower half of the body out of the picture. This covers the one-knee drill, pitching fundamentals and more for coaching youth baseball.
  2. Hip/Toe Tap and Ball Drop
  3. Balance/Power and Finish