TOP BOTTOM SOFT TOSS DRILL
ooNPURPOSE: To enhance hand eye coordination and reaction time.
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 two baseballs in their same hand, one ball resting on top of the other. As coach tosses both balls to hitter, they will separate, with one ball being on the top, and the other on the bottom. Once balls are released coach dictates which ball to hit, by saying either "top" or "bottom." Player listens for which ball to hit and strives to make solid contact with the appropriate ball.
MODIFICATIONS: Try this with 2 small whiffle balls and a hitting stick to make it even more challenging.
"Top/Bottom Soft Toss is fun way of really making players hone in on their concentration level on each swing."
Check out the Top Bottom Soft Toss Drill Video!