How to Make Baseball Practice Fun

Part of Coaching Baseball For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As a baseball coach, you not only have to teach your team the fundamentals of the game, you have to make learning those fundamentals fun so that your players stay interested and engaged. Use the tips in the following list to make baseball practice fun:

Ensure lots of repetitions for each child. Stop practice briefly to point out when players do something
well — not when they made a mistake.
Keep kids active; don’t force them to stand in
Solicit feedback and ideas from the kids on drills to use.
Involve parents in drills once in a while to rev up the
Applaud the slightest improvements to maintain the kids’
Introduce some new drills at each practice to keep the
kids’ interest.
Conclude practice with the most popular drill to end the
session on a high note.
When drills turn out to be boring or ineffective, discard them
and switch to something else.