Baseball Zone

Practice Plans, Drills, Videos & more

About Baseball Zone

Our mission is to provide the best baseball training and practice materials so players have fun and are successful. 

Our membership sites several hundred pieces of content including videos, drill and articles. If we printed it all out, it would be over 1,000 pages. 

Practice Planner

The Baseball Zone Practice Planner is an interactive tool for planning great practices!

  • It gives you access to ready to use, complete practice plans.
  • You can customize our complete practices or design your own
  • Access our library of over 130 drills or use your own drills
  • It is a tool to help you quickly create fun and well balanced practice plans
  • Mobile practice plans with detailed instructions and video demonstrations
  • Design practices

Create fun and effective practices in just minutes. Try it now!

Baseball Practice Plans and Drills

NEW! Baseball Zone’s interactive Practice Planner makes planning a practice and running fun and effective practices easy. Start a free trial now.

Baseball Zone’s practice plans are designed for coaches who want to run effective practices using fun drills and useful game scenarios. Our practice plans teach players about game-winning situations while getting them reps in an exciting and interesting way.

Little League Coaching Tips for Practice Planning, Rules and Strategy

Coaching a Little League team can be fun and rewarding. Coaching a Little League team can also be extremely difficult for those who underestimate the importance of preparation and education. This is not only true for those who have little experience with baseball. Those who are former players and avid MLB fans also need the proper preparation and education to be a successful Little League coach. Success should not be measured in wins and losses but rather the overall experience that can be provided  to the team.

Finishing Touches

The snow is finally melting in the northern baseball areas. If you've been inside all winter, now is the time for the finishing touches. Make sure you covered all the important details.

Observations From the World Series: Pitcher’s Pronating Throwing Hand

This is part three of a three part post on observations from the 2012 World Series. 

I’m not much of a pitching guru, but it caught my eye when I saw in super slow motion during the World Series what a pitcher’s hand actually does after release of the ball. As a right-handed thrower, the hand actually turns hard to the left after release (pronation) on a fastball. Follow the link below to see what I mean with Tim Lincecum. Does your pitching coach teach this? Does he have to or is it a natural reaction? Food for thought. Consult your local pitching professional.

How To Practice Swinging A Bat

We have talked several times about the bat path and its importance. It is one of the hardest parts of the swing to master because it is a reaction and hard to control. There a several moving parts that all need to be coordinated to optimize it. If one or more breaks down, the bat gets “offline” with the pitch and leads to inconsistent contact. It must be practiced over and over again to perfect.

Advanced Outdoor Practices

Once your team has gotten used to being outdoors, it’s now time to focus on getting them game ready, that means going over game situations and scenarios. Depending on the age of your team will determine the different types of scenarios that you will want to practice. The older the team, the more intricate you can get.

Different types of game situations are:

Outdoor Practice Basics

If your team has been practicing indoors for the past few months, chances are you have done a ton of drill work to get your team in shape: Ground balls, throwing drills, pitching drills, hitting drills. Your space was limited, so you made the best of it, in perfect conditions. Outdoor practices now need to prepare your team for game situations and imperfect conditions.

Memberships

We have memberships for both coaches and parents of baseball players.

 

Baseball Essentials

  • Instructional videos
  • 20+ Drills you can do anywhere
  • Hitting Troubleshooting Guide
  • Practicing Pitching Program
  • Position Specific Articles and Videos
  • Equipment Buying Guide
  • Home Workouts
  • Nutritional Guide

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Working with young players is a constant challenge. Baseball Zone helps you plan practices quickly, giving you a solid practice plan in no time. These are some of the same drills we used at the major league level.

Mike MacFarlane
Former Catcher
Kansas City Royals
Owner, Mac-N-Seitz Baseball Academy

 

Baseball Zone is a fundamental but advanced approach to the game of baseball and its endless preparation. This program is as good as there is, the passion shows.

Jim Benedict
Special Assistant to
the General Manager
Pittsburgh Pirates

 

Baseball Zone's drills and techniques are what every player needs to master to get to the next level.

Lee Driggers
Head Baseball Coach
Wheaton College