District 4

Tee Ball Training Guide
Posted Apr 6, 2017

The Little League Tee Ball Curriculum is a 10-week plan that features structured learning highlighted by one practice and one game per week.  Over the course of the season, coaches and parents will engage in a series of lessons utilizing up to 40 activities that include skills, drills and plenty of physical activity.  Below are drills that can help you implement a successful Tee Ball Program.

 

Download:  A Parent's Guide to Little League Tee Ball

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Run the Bases

Starting at home plate, everyone jogs to first, second, third and home following the coach and calling out the bases as they go.

Fundamental Focus: Run The Bases helps players become more familiar with the bases and basepaths.

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Team Throwing

Players are grouped into teams. On "go" the first player from each team begins by trying to throw their ball through or into the hoop.

Fundamental Focus: Team Throwing helps players strengthen their arms and make more accurate throws.

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Left Field, Center Field, Right Field

Take players into the outfield to explain/demonstrate the game. Have a cone set in right, center and left field.

Fundamental Focus: Left Field, Center Fied, Right Field will make your players more aware of their outfield boundaries.

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Fielding

Have players line up behind a cone. Demonstrate using two hands how to "scoop up" a ball.

Fundamental Focus: Fielding helps players learn the proper techniques of fielding a ground ball.

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Offense and Defense - Progressions 1 and 2

Spread the players out in the field. Designate one player that the rest of the team must get the ball to.

Fundamental Focus: These progressions will teach your players how to field the ball and throw to the proper base.

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Offense and Defense - Progression 3

Separate players into two groups. Send half out into the field behind a line of cones and the other half to home plate.

Fundamental Focus: This progression will get your players familiar with fielding a batted ball and hitting off a tee.

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Tee Hitting

Break the players into 3 or 4 groups. Have them stand behind a tee and take turns swinging.

Fundamental Focus: Tee-Hitting will teach players the proper swinging technique.

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Hit the Bucket

Have players create a giant circle. Go around the circle and have each player take a turn to throw their ball at the bucket.

Fundamental Focus: Hit the Bucket will help your players throw the ball with more accuracy.

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Beach Volleyball Circle

In each group make a circle. Hit the beach ball to a player who should try to hit it up in the air and keep it in the circle.

Fundamental Focus: Beach Volleyball Circle will improve your players' communication and ability to field a fly ball.

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Base Running and Ground Balls

Have the players run around the bases one at a time calling out the bases as they go.

Fundamental Focus: Baserunning will teach your players the rules of baserunning and improve their baserunning skills.

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Defensive Rotations

Rotating players during the inning on defense is a great way to keep them engaged.

Fundamental Focus: Defensive Rotation will make your players more familiar with each position and keep them engaged.

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