When WebBall coaches have done these sessions, we often use various training tools and hitting stations available in the Product Guide, but you can have a productive station cycle with no more than some different bats and balls.
The hitter at each station should be on the dirt portion of the field (some positions can be adjusted slightly from those shown, depending on the field.)
Mark the spots where each hitter sets up with a home plate, loose base, or piece of cardboard. You could also mark the feeder spots with a small orange cone. (This keeps everyone focused, working from same distances.)
Each station lasts 2-3 minutes. Both players at each station get a turn as the hitter (one minute each)
Players could move as a pair to the next station together.
Or you can rotate them in opposite directions so everyone on the team connects with everyone else.
With more or less than 14 players, you can either have a different number of stations, and/or some with 3 players instead of two.
Sets and Reps. Keep each turn short, a few swings in a cycle (much like a single at-bat, then it's someone's else turn. At some stations because the drills go quicker, everyone gets more reps in each of their turns or can do more sets before moving to the next station.
Station by Station
RED dots are the hitters at each station.
BLUE dots are pitchers or ball feeders.
Wiffle balls from wind-up (20 feet)
Wiffle balls from stretch (20 feet) BY having stations 1 and 2 opposing as shown, the wiffles get exchanged from station to station.
Double ball soft toss hit into screen. Double ball means the feeder soft tosses two stacked balls at the same time and as they separate calls 'high' or 'low' telling the hitter which one to go after. (Also called HiLo.) Could also use colored balls and call out which color to hit.
Short feed from knee (tighter in than station 3, if you don't have another screen, then use sponge balls top protect the back stop. Also vary the feed, inlcuding holding on to some so the batter improves reaction times.)
Overhand from behind L screen to backstop. (20 feet. Use tennis balls to protect the backstop.)
Birdies or mini-wiffles thrown (15 feet). Badminton birdies tend to hold their line better, wiffles can be used for breaking pitches.
Bunting down the third base line.
This idea for hitting stations with batters making the rounds - has also made the rounds, from Point Loma College through Don Freeman of Prairie High School in Washington State to WebBall and beyond.
We're certain there have been adaptations and modifications along the way.
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