CRAZY HANDS SOFT TOSS DRILL
ooNPURPOSE: To enhance hand eye coordination and reaction time. To assist in teaching players to keep their hands back.
EQUIPMENT: Balls and Hitting Net
SET-UP: Player will take stance at plate and prepare to hit soft tosses given by coach. Player can hit into a net/fence or out into the open field.
EXECUTION: Coach puts a baseball in both hands and crazily moves them around. coach spins hands, fakes tosses, anything that might constitute "crazy hands." Eventually he tosses the ball to the hitter from either hand, player must react and attempt to make good contact. After one repletion has been finished coach will need to replace empty hand with ball so hitter never knows when/where the toss is coming from.
COACHING TIP: Sometimes it is hard to toss with your opposite hand, this drill may take a little practice for the coach to execute as well.
"If you think it is difficult to hit a baseball, then how bout trying to hit a soft toss that you don't know when and where it is coming from. If a player can consistently make good contact on crazy hands soft toss, they are sure to be a crazy good hitter."
Check out the Crazy Hands Soft Toss Drill Video!