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Training & Drills
3/3/2010
Change the course of a game with a single swing by learning to hit for power.

Rawlings has partnered with Ripken Baseball to produce a line of tools for its 5-Tool Training Program that will help you or your Little Leaguer improve your hitting for power.

Every 5-Tool Training product includes drills and instructions to help you improve your baseball or softball performance. Popular...
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3/8/2010
A ball player who hits for average is a valuable asset to any team, consistently putting the ball in play, getting on base and moving runners around to score.

Rawlings has partnered with Ripken Baseball to produce a line of tools for its 5-Tool Training Program that will help you or your Little Leaguer improve batting average.

Every 5-Tool Training product includes drills and...
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6/4/2010
It's no secret that practice makes perfect. It's also no secret that doing fielding drills can improve your defense immensely.

These short hop/short catch drills are intended to improve your hand quickness and your fielding abilities.

For each drill, stand 20-30 feet away from another player. Keep your feet stationary and focus on your hands.

In each drill, throw 25 balls to your partner. Completing the complete set of drills provides you with the opportunity to...
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6/7/2010
Sometimes the important skill in base running isn’t running. Sometimes it’s the slide that means you’re safe.

Improper sliding, however, can result in injury to the young ball player. It is very important to teach proper sliding fundamentals because serious knee, ankle or hand injury can occur.

The most popular slide, and probably the safest, is the bent leg or figure 4 slide.

Here are some tips for sliding:

The key element to the bent leg slide is...
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6/9/2010
Fielding short hops is part of every infielder's job, and it's not easy.

These drills are intended to improve your hand quickness and your fielding abilities.

For each drill, stand 20-30 feet away from another player. Keep your feet stationary.

In each drill, throw 25 balls to your partner. Completing the complete set of drills provides you with the opportunity to field 150 balls in 10 minutes. Perform these drills five or six times a week to greatly improve...
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8/30/2010
Rawlings' 5-Tool Training Bundles are a great way for you or your team to improve in the offseason or fine-tune in-season—and you save by bundling your purchase!

RawlingsGear.com carries these 5-Tool Training Bundles:

Deluxe Training Bundle (model number DELUXE_TB)
• Hitting net (model number POPNET)
• Agility hurdles (model number AGILHURD)
• Travel tee (model...
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